big endian

big endian

The order of digits in a computer that corresponds to how people view numbers. The digits on the left are greater in value than the digits on the right. See byte order.
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For example, [f.sub.c] is an inverse function for the PNG specification because the checksum field is stored in big endian format in a PNG file, but it should be reversed to the little endian format in the memory before the comparison.
SBAdmin continues to support Linux on Power distributions running on big endian (BE) processors, and now provides the same protection for the following Linux on Power distributions running on little endian processors: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 (RHEL 7.1), Ubuntu 14.04, and SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (SLES 12).
“Oscilloscope and Power Spectral applications include options for displaying all signaling formats - a-law, [micro]-law, PCM 16 bit, PCM 13 bit, PCM 14 bit, PCM 8 bit and different byte order for INTEL (Little Endian) and MOTOROLA (Big Endian) 16 bit signals sampled at 16 KHz can also be displayed.”
In the Big Endian corner, the froth on top of a glass of beer is very important, almost as important as the quality of the liquid itself.
Binary numerics and multi-byte character data from "big endian" computers do not process correctly on "little endian" computers, and vice versa, due to the byte ordering differences imposed by CPU architectures.
The company's Bluetooth baseband (BOOST Core) and software (BOOST Software) can be used with any 16-bit or 32-bit processor, using little endian or big endian convention.
For instance, RISC-based processors are big endian, while some Intel designs are little endian.
Big Endian: (Pronounced "big Indian") Numeric storage format in which the most significant byte is first
The Motorola 68000 also uses a "big endian" scheme, but numbers bits in the opposite order from bytes and words.