|Knowledge Base - Glossary of Terms|
|Glossary is usually defined as an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge. This knowledge base glossary provides a collection of knowledge base documents that define many technical terms. These terms are arranged alphabetically, but you can quickly jump to a specific term by selecting its first letter from the index of the knowledge base glossary below.|
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|Digital to Analog Conversion
The process of changing discrete data into a continuously varying signal. Common uses are to present the output of a digital computer as a graphic display or as a test stimulus.
Digital to Analog Converter (DAC)
A device that converts digital information into a corresponding analog voltage or current.
Process by which an analog signal is converted to digital data.
Dual-in-line package. The most common type of IC package.
A set of switches contained in a dual inline package.
Direct Memory Access (DMA)
A method by which information can be transferred from the computer memory to a device on the bus while the processor does something else. Also on of two methods for transferring data acquisition system measurements to computer memory, (the other method being programmed I/O).
Disk Operating System
Double integration results in displacement (the engineering units change and are denoted with “~~”).
Counter that counts from a maximum count downward to zero.
Part of the software that is used to control a specific hardware device such as a data acquisition board or a printer.