associative processor


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associative processor

[ə′sō·sē‚ād·iv ′präs‚es·ər]
(computer science)
A digital computer that consists of a content-addressable memory and means for searching rapidly changing random digital data stored within, at speeds up to 1000 times faster than conventional digital computers.
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When the SVP has located the leading edge and the maximum value, the associative processor verifies that similar frequency data have not been reported previously within the blank time.
The associative processor suppresses receiver response to subsequent similar frequency data within a programmable blank time.
5,471,216, Associative Processor for Detecting Redundant Radar Data and Method of Use Thereof, Wide Band Systems Inc.