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The information received over Fibre Channel is collected 10 bits at a time. Thetransmission characters that are used for data (called data characters) are thendecoded into the correct 8-bit code.When the receiver accepts those bits, it converts them into 10-bit codes usingdeserialization. Synchronization of bytes and words is accomplished by detecting theK28.5 character. This character contains the comma 7-bit string (x ’001 1111’ or b‘110 0000’). Because these bits are only allowed at the beginning of the K28.5character, which only exists in ordered sets, a receiver can easily synchronize wordsand bytes by searching for this string.