What are the application areas of floating point numbers ?
1) Floating point numbers are used in PLL configuration were fractional values are required.
2) Processor,image processing & graphics applications mostly work on floating point numbers.
Vera/ NTB does not even have a real or a floating point type; forget about randomizing a floating point number. The workaround for this is to write your own floating point class, randomize the class and use it. System verilog has a real type which is used to represents a floating point number, but a real type cannot be randomized. The LRM does not support the randomization of real data types. Some time back when i was discussing about this with one of my friend he was telling me that system verilog committee was working on this, not sure how true this information is.