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Logic For Prefix Character Expansion And Compression

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000066418D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Thurber, SM [+details]

Abstract

A logic system is provided which has hardware to support character lengths of n-bits and which uses a prefix character defined by n-bits to expand the capacity for character designation. This is interfaced with a system having the hardware to support character designations of n plus 1 or more bits. The interface also operates in the opposite sense, i.e., to interface words or characters expressed in hardware having character lengths of n plus 1 or more bits back to a system having the characters expressed in hardware of n-bits but using a prefix word or character.