A MEMORY ARRAY FOR COPYING DATA BLOCK IN A PARALLEL MANNER
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-13
In many applications there is a need to duplicate a block of data. For example a transcoder which processes data associated with several communica- tion channels. Usually, this type of tramcoder uses a "context switch" which enables the transcoder to skip between data blocks associated with different communication channels. Performing a context switch involves fetching data blocks. A transfer of a single block can take many clock cycles.