OPTIMIZATION OF MESSAGE MEMORY
Original Publication Date: 1998-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-16
To obtain low cost and high battery life, today's paging products are designed with highly optimized software operating at low CPU bus speeds, optimized RAM use and minimal ROM. With much low-level message protocol decoding and formatting performed in a micro-controller, along with the increased speed of newer protocols, pager firmware frequently empha- sizes the optimization of real-time message processing. Providing fast storage for messages of varying sizes while minimally impacting ROM use, node-based dynamic linked list message storage has become the preferred storage algorithm.