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.
With the exception of IBM mainframes, which use an 8-bit encoding scheme called EBCDIC (Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code), ASCII has become the standard for all data communications and computers.
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).