data bits

data bits

The number of bits used to represent one character of data. When transmitting ASCII text via modem, either seven or eight bits may be used. Most other forms of data require eight bits.
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Each of the beams had its own individual twist and can be encoded with "1" and "0" data bits, making each an independent data stream - much like separate channels on your radio.
To set goals based on measureable data, our 20 data bits need to be recorded in standard terms and collected as shown in the accompanying charts.
In the second bitwise block the top four data bits are recorded, which represent the upper four bits.
For the first time, scientists at IBM Research have demonstrated that a relatively new memory technology, known as phase-change memory (PCM), can reliably store multiple data bits per cell over extended periods of time.
ZURICH, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, scientists at IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) have demonstrated that a relatively new memory technology, known as phase-change memory (PCM), can reliably store multiple data bits per cell over extended periods of time.
Critical server-based data is generally covered well by the IT Department, but the myriad of data bits that fall outside of those parameters are often overlooked.
Comparator and shift register: This unit accepts the path metric selected by every ACS unit for every cycle and gives out minimum path metric with its data bits.
In classical computing, the controlled swap gate (also known as Fredkin gate) is a three bit gate, having two data bits and one control bit.
The decoder operates iteratively, and in the first iteration the first component decoder produces a soft output as its estimate of the data bits.
The technology stands data bits vertically onto the disc media, rather than horizontal to the surface as with traditional longitudinal recording, to deliver new levels of hard drive data density, capacity and reliability.
Because the beam can be as narrow as a few tens of nanometers across, it may prove useful for tasks such as writing close-packed data bits onto optical disks and identifying the chemicals making up nanoscale objects, its inventors say.