|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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|Sample and Hold
A circuit which acquired and stores an analog voltage on a capacitor for a short period of time.
The basic principle behind thermocouples. When a circuit is created by the junctions of tow dissimilar metal and the junctions are held at different temperatures, a current caused by the difference in temperature between the two junctions will flow.
A measure of the minimum change in an input signal that an instrument can detect.
A device that responds to a physical stimulus (heat, light, sound, pressure, motion, etc) and produces a corresponding electrical output.
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.