The Kronos "Fibonacci Code"

Kronos, Incorporated holds patents on a method of serially encoding binary data in a self-clocking code, called the "Fibonacci Code".

Viewed as a barcode symbology, it conveys almost 60% more information than Code 39 (approaching 0.6667 bits per cell as opposed to 0.42 bits per cell for Code 39), and 40% more information than Interleaved 2 of 5 (0.4745 bits per cell). For a discussion of this code viewed as a barcode, click on the barcode, below.

Viewed as a self-clocking serial data storage code, for use on a medium such as a single-track magnetic tape, or as a serial data communications code, it is 33% denser than Manchester Encoding or Phase Encoding (0.5 bits per cell). For a discussion of this code viewed as a data storage or data communications code, click on the Waveform, below.

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