|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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|Serial Data Transfer
Transfer of data from one place to another one bit at a time.
A form of data transmission, in which the bits of each character are sent one at a time over the line.
Serial In-Parallel Out
Type of register that can be loaded with data serially and has parallel outputs available.
Serial In-Serial Out
Type of register that can be loaded with data serially and has only serial output.
A communications interface that uses one data line to transfer data bits sequentially. On the IBM PC the serial port refers to a standard serial interface which uses the RS-232C and ASCII standards.
Transfer of binary information from one place to another a bit at a time.
The time required, after application of a step input signal, for the output voltage to settle and remain within a specified error band around the final value. The settling time of a system includes that of all the components of the system.
Settling Time (ts)
Time interval immediately preceding the active transition of the clock signal during which the control input has to be maintained at the proper level.
A cable with foil or other sheathing around it to stop radio frequency interference and magnetic filed from generating extraneous signals on the cable conductors.
Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR)
The ratio of total signal to noise expressed in decibels (dB). The larger the number, the better. Also related to the signal-to-noise and distortion ratio (SINAD), the ratio of the input signal to the sum of noise and harmonics. SINAD = signal-to-noise and distortion ratio (SINAD).