Alternate mark inversion (AMI) is a digital transmission technique
in which binary values are sent by three voltage states.
A logical "0" is represented by 0 volts, and a
logical "1" is represented by either a positive voltage or
a negative voltage so that each alternate "1" is represented
by a voltage level that is the opposite of that
which represented the previous "1". The result is a digital
waveform that has zero DC voltage on the line.
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