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Variable Length Buffer
  • A buffer into which data may be entered at one rate and removed at another, without changing the data sequence. Note: Most first-in first-out (FIFO) storage devices serve this purpose in that the input rate may be variable while the output rate is constant or the output rate may be variable while the input rate is fixed. Various clocking and control systems are used to allow control of underflow or overflow conditions. See also buffer, data, elastic buffer.