Programmable Data Formatting and Compacting Function
Original Publication Date: 1983-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
This article describes a data storage compaction and transfer method whereby only data required for the next level of operation need be transmitted. The apparatus basically comprises a programmable width data-out register 10 including decrementer means for counting the bits in the register. A data buffer 11 coupled to the data-out register contains significantly greater bits than the data-out register and also includes decrementing means for counting the bits in the buffer data field. A means for transferring in parallel bits from the data buffer which are equal in number to those in the data-out register and transferring the bits out of the data-out register while simultaneously resetting the decrementer in the data-out register to zero.