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Pipeline Delay Array

The action of a pipeline delay can be likened to that a conveyor belt: items travelling on a conveyor belt travel for a known time and the order in which items are placed on the conveyor belt is the order in which they come off. The description pipeline delay suggests, in a pipeline metaphor, that what is pumped into the pipeline first, exits the pipeline first. This is only strictly true when a model is built using this particular module. The pipeline delay (when constructed as an array in effect it becomes a clearly-defined queue) is a device operating according to a first-in, first-out (FIFO) protocol. A pipeline delay is fundamentally a mechanism where contents flow through in a pre-determined way and take a pre-determined length of time: it is an ageing mechanism.
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