Patent, Filed 18 Jul 90, patented 30 Jun 92,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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An apparatus is disclosed for retiming and decoding Manchester-encoded data to produce a locally-formatted waveform, and for encoding a locally-formatted waveform in a Manchester-encoded for-mat. The apparatus includes an all-digital retimer which retimes the Manchester-encoded waveform while monitoring the waveform to detect the presence of a data frame therein. The retimer detects the data frame by identifying a synch bit which initiates a frame and detecting when a maximum intraframe signaling distance has been exceeded. A decoder receives the retimed waveform, together with an envelope signal defining the data frame and decodes the retimed waveform into a locally-coded formal. The encoder receives a locally-formatted signal together with a signal defining a data frame and encodes the locally-formatted signal into a framed Manchester-encoded signal.
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