analog-to-digital converter

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analog-to-digital converter

n. Abbr. ADC
An electronic device that takes an electrical signal as an input, and yields a digital output signal representing the strength of the source signal, commonly used for recording digital audio. Also called A/D converter.
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Noun1.analog-to-digital converter - device for converting analogue signals into digital signals
data converter - converter for changing information from one code to another
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The introduction to digital image sensors looks at data converters, reasons for and against the use of on-chip analog-to-digital conversion, and different architectures.
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The digitizer cards and analyzer cards use proprietary technology that performs critical data acquisition functions including front-end signal conditioning and amplification, analog-to-digital conversion and channel interleaving, high-precision time base for clock and trigger distribution, and memory and acquisition control.
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