binary coded decimal


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binary coded decimal

n.
A number system where each digit of a decimal representation is replaced by a four-bit representation.
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Field data digitized by the SCADA is sent over a RS485 network to the Mauell digital output (DO128) and binary coded decimal (BCD32) controllers that distribute data to indicating devices across the board.
One such method uses a coded carrier with a set of small magnets that are polarized to show the pallet number in binary coded decimal (BCD).