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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The essential difference between the associative processor as a leading-edge trigger and as a multipath blanker is that, as a leading-edge trigger, the associative processor is armed and cleared by the coherent threshold.
The coherent threshold and digitized RF data are also provided to the associative processor. 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.