Terms that are on use on this site.There are 493 entries in this glossary.
Controller area network
Computer-Aided Process Planning is a management framework for data that assists the functions of process planning in manufacturing.
Computer-Aided Software Engineering is the use of object-oriented programming and other techniques to streamline generation of programming code.
Compact-Disc, Read-Only Memory systems use digitized multimedia signals
to recreate text, video, and graphics. A data-storage medium using the
same physical format as audio compact discs. CD-ROM is popular for
distribution of large databases, software, and especially multimedia
a manufacturing unit consisting of two or more workstations or machines
and the materials, transport mechanisms and storage buffers that
Computer-Integrated Manufacturing is the increased integration of
business and manufacturing functions through application of information
technology; the use of computers in all aspects of manufacturing, with
integration of functions and control in a hierarchy of computer systems.
a communications path between two points.
A method of establishing a dedicated communications path between two or more locations through one or more switching nodes. Data is sent in a continuous stream; the data rate is constant; the delay is constant and limited to propagation times; and a dedicated end to end path remains in effect until the communication is terminated.
Coordination of two independent motion axes to produce an apparent circular motion. It's done through a series of straight line approximations via software algorithms.
a user's workstation in a client/server architecture. The client serves as a user interface processing time-consuming tasks to distribute the computing load from the server.
A network that uses a central computer (server) to store data that is accessed from other computers on the network (clients).
an approach to co-operative processing, where the functions of an
application are shared between multiple computers on a network.
The term applied to the phenomenon which occurs when an output signal
is limited in some way by the full range of an amplifier, ADC or other
device. When this occurs, the signal is flattened at the peak values,
the signal approaches the shape of a square wave, and high frequency
components are introduced. Clipping may be hard, as is the case when
the signal is strictly limited at some level; or it may be soft, in
which case the clipping signal continues to follow the input at some
loop control -any system in which part of the output is fed back to the input to effect a regulatory action, and in which the controlled quantity is measured and compared with a standard representing the desired performance. Any deviation from the standard is fed back into the control system in such a sense as to reduce the deviation.
|Closeness of Control||
Total temperature variation from a desired set point of system. Expressed as "closeness of control" is Â¬Â±2?C or a system bandwidth with 4?C, also referred to as amplitude of deviation.