Scaled 14-bit word for 8-bit word
I am working on a project where I tried a signal from an ADC that represents values as 14-bit words. I need to scale the values to 8 bit words. What a good way to do this in general. By the way, I am using FPGA, so I would like to do it in "hardware" and not in software solution. Also, if you're curious, the event chain would be: analog signal sample, represent an approximate value with a 14-bit word, scale a 14-bit word to an 8-bit word, send an 8-bit word from UART to PC COM1.
I've never done this before. I assumed you were using quantization levels, but I'm not sure how efficient the circuit would be for this operation. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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