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state machine

state machine

Also called a "finite state machine," it is a computing device designed with the operational states required to solve a specific problem. The circuits are minimized, specialized and optimized for the application. For example, chips in audio, video and imaging controllers are often designed as state machines, because they can provide faster performance at lower cost than a general-purpose CPU. Automatic ticket dispensing machines are another example. There are countless special-purpose devices built as state machines. See SDL and cellular automaton.
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We can create concept of fuzzy group on a fuzzy finite state machine.
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In the AC algorithm described above, the characters of the input text string are scanned by the AC finite state machine from left to right.
The translation of a finite state machine diagram into C source code is a simple process if a specific template is used.
The verification is performed during transformation of class and state machine models into the corresponding code; it is so-called static verification.
A host interface block performs the interlace signaling, while the state machine handling the Task File operations is located in the Transport layer State Machine.
IAR visualSTATE and the state machine paradigm have generated a considerable amount of interest for applications with high integrity requirements, and the improved MISRA C:2004 compliance makes it an even better proposition for safety critical applications," commented Anders Holmberg, visualSTATE product manager at IAR Systems.
Additional new features include user definable pins, memory mapping, a state machine creator, multi-object move capability, and the ability to duplicate and rename circuits.
Other new features include user definable pins and memory map, a state machine creator, multi-object move capability, and the ability to duplicate and rename circuits.
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The latest release of UModel adds support for three new UML 2 diagram types -- activity diagrams, state machine diagrams, and composite structure diagrams -- as well as a number of usability enhancements.

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