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HYBRID COMPUTING ARRANGEMENTS (optical hybrid computing devices G06E 3/00; { fuzzy computing G06N 7/02}; neural networks for image data processing G06T; analog/digital conversion, in general H03M 1/00)
Definition statement
This subclass covers:

A "hybrid computing arrangement" is an arrangement in which part of the computation is digital and part is analogue.

References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass does not cover:

Analogue electronic computers

Analogue/digital conversion, in general

Combination of a digital computer and an analogue computer

Computer systems based on specific computational models

Digitally-programmed analogue computers

Electronic digital computers

Fuzzy computing

Hybrid optical computing devices

Neural networks for image data processing

Optical hybrid computing devices

Quantum computers

Hybrid computing arrangements (digitally-programmed analogue computers G06G 7/06)
Definition statement
This group covers:

Combination of digital and analogue computation technologies or methods in a single machine.

Special rules of classification within this group

This is now considered obsolete technology and hardly receives new patent applications.

Systems for conjoint operation of complete digital and complete analogue computers
Definition statement
This group covers:

Combination of a separate digital computer and a separate analogue computer in order to perform a computation.

References relevant to classification in this group
This group does not cover:

Analogue electronic computers

Combination of a digital computer and an analogue computer

Electronic digital computers

Hybrid optical computing devices

Quantum computers

Special rules of classification within this group

This is now considered obsolete technology and hardly receives new patent applications.

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Last Modified: 10/11/2013