Analysis and Design of a Parameterized Protocol Converter.
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Designed to circumvent the incompatibilities between communicating computer systems, a parameterized protocol convertor permits the use of communication equipment supporting variations of the same communication protocol or completely different framing technique protocols. The analysis of the conversion process includes the engineering trade-offs between speed of conversion and flexibility, and the use of an alternative flow architecture. Flexibility is enhanced through user selection of input and output protocol types, and the designation of functional specifics, such as code type, header length, and error detection methods, with variable parameters. The speed of conversion is increased through the parallel processing of the framing, transparency, and error control sub-functions and the use of a single byte storage technique. The single byte storage technique imposes some limitations in the use of transparent data. Author
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