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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[ClickPress, Mon Nov 19 2018] Analog to digital converters (ADC) is an electric component that translates analog signals, physical world signals such as pressure, temperature, current, voltage, distance or light intensity into a digital representation of that signal which can be stored, manipulated, computed, and processed.
Citing the importance of the interaction with analog physical quantities such as temperature, pressure and noting that electronic circuits are in a continuous cycle of downsizing, microcontroller manufacturers started to provide built in Analog to Digital Converters in their products to facilitate system designers and rid them of the need to use external ADCs in their systems.
* 16-bit analog to digital converters with a digitizing rate of 2 MS/s.