Comments inline below... Basic summary is you need to think more like hardware and less like software.

genlock ( snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com) wrote: : Can you explain this logic that you have mentioned in more detail?

: I am using Xilinx ISE and when I try doing any division or : multiplication, it keeps showing an error as follows:

: / can not have such operands in this context. : ERROR: XST failed

: a)What I am trying to do is first convert the 24 bit vector to an : integer.

: b)Then figure out a method to divide this integer by 1.36 that gives : the result as an integer

: c)This integer is converted back to a 24 bit vector

Synthesis tools (ISE's XST etc.) use typecodes (and hence typecode conversions) as a queue to how to implement something (e.g. signed or unsigned multiply.) XST doesn't implement divides (other than by powers of 2:-) full stop, so converting to a type where it's obvious to you won't help the syn tool produce hardware. (It might work in simulation though.)

Remember inside the FPGA you are working with signals made of bits, and only bits, so something like 1.36 is a bit meaningless. As others have said just multiply by the reciprocal of the divisor. Below is an untested code snippet to demonstrate how to do this in VHDL.

signal input : std_logic_vector(23 downto 0); signal recip : std_logic_vector(23 downto 0); signal mult_res: std_logic_vector(47 downto 0); signal div_res : std_logic_vector(23 downto 0);

recip