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Overflow Processing Technique Disclosure Number: IPCOM000069909D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-21

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Blake, DR Moore, DJ Urquhart, RJ [+details]


This overflow processing technique may be used to minimize data storage requirements in an environment where processor and system demands prevent the use of adequate word length to contain worst-case data accumulations. This example involved a microprogrammed correlator that summed many input variables. Occasional overflows might occur, but the design could not justify increasing the word length of all correlator words or a great increase in the number of correlator words of storage.