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GEMS — Need to clarify how hex_value types are specified in the ASCII PSM

  • Key: GEMS-14
  • Legacy Issue Number: 12767
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Amergint Technologies ( Rob Andzik)
  • Summary:

    There are two questions regarding hex_value types in the GEMS-ASCII PSM.

    1. Hex value arrays are not well defined and the concept is complicated.
    2. Can we use a 0xFFFF notation?
      Yes, the 0xFFFF notation can be used but it should be optional. ''(e.g. FAFA is the same as 0xFAFA)''
      As for arrays, this is a little complicated. Suggestions are as follows:
    • Restrict arrays of hex_values to be the same bit length
    • Move the bit length to the parameter value: e.g. hex_value[2]=22.FAF320,15.EB90 would specify an array with a 22 bit field and a 15 bit field
      RT Logic's recommendation is to use the 2nd option.
  • Reported: GEMS 1.0b1 — Fri, 8 Aug 2008 04:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — GEMS 1.0
  • Disposition Summary:

    The GEMS PIM hex_value definition will be updated to make clear that all hex_values contained in arrays of hex_values must be of the same bit length.
    The ASCII PSM definition will be updated to make clear what formats are allowable for hex_values.

  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:58 GMT