The NumericBitOr component performs a logical OR on the bit equivalent of the numeric In value against the bit equivalent of its numeric Mask slot value. It may be useful in cases where the Boolean information is mapped into integer values.
For example, some manufacturers multiplex binary data into a single numerical point by converting the bits from hexadecimal to decimal format. To obtain the status of the individual binary data, the number must be converted back from decimal to hex format. Each digit of the hex number represents a particular binary parameters state (0 = false, 1 = true). The NumericBitOr component converts a numeric input to a hex value and compares it against the Mask value. Any digits with a value of 1 in the Mask or the input will result in a corresponding value of 1 in the same digit of the output. Any value on the output slot greater than 1 indicates that at least one of the binary parameters is true.
The NumericBitOr component has the following slots:
- Status: shows the component's status;
- Out: the output with the outcome of the OR operation;
- In: the numeric input value;
- Mask: the numeric input value.