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## parity bit

n. Computers
A bit added to a binary code that indicates parity and is used to check the integrity of data.
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 Noun 1 parity bit - (computer science) a bit that is used in an error detection procedure in which a 0 or 1 is added to each group of bits so that it will have either an odd number of 1's or an even number of 1's; e.g., if the parity is odd then any group of bits that arrives with an even number of 1's must contain an errorcomputer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structuresbit - a unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states; "there are 8 bits in a byte"
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t] are the soft bits which have been de-mapped and correspond to the bipolar equivalent of the transmitted systematic bits, [mathematical expression not reproducible] and first parity bits, [mathematical expression not reproducible] respectively.
RAID 4 uses a dedicated parity device, whereas RAID 5 distributes the parity bits across all of the devices.
Parity bits, frame and block check characters and cyclic redundancy characters are examples for error detecting codes.
i]] parity bits are exchanged for each block with an error bit since [[log.
Puncturing may be applied on the parity bits to attain necessary code rates.
However, we puncture the two parity bits to improve the code rate from 1/3 to 1/2.
Parity bits are generated for the quantized random signal X and are transmitted to the decoder side.
In symmetric turbo code system, both systematic and parity bits are allocated with equal power levels.
The idea is to map the encoded bits of a standard turbo code after puncturing some of the parity bits to obtain a desired spectral efficiency to a high order modulation constellation.
These parity bits are used as a method of detecting errors.
This simple On/Off signal does not have any protection in terms of checksums or parity bits, so a well-designed machine uses short sensor cables, handing the data off to the network as soon as possible.

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