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Data Buffer Management

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052996D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Cary, CR MacLean, NH [+details]

Abstract

A buffer memory often couples two asynchronously operating units; examples of such units are disk recorders and computers, tape recorders and computers, tape recorders and disk recorders, and the like. Typically, such a buffer has an input address counter for directing data to an available register in the buffer memory and an output address counter for identifying the next data to be fetched from the buffer memory. Most buffer memories operate on a "first in, first out" basis.