Terms that are on use on this site.There are 493 entries in this glossary.
a wiring board, usually constructed as a printed circuit, used to provide the required connections between logic, memory and I/O modules.
range (usually Hertz) over which a system operates.
an automatic identification technology that encodes data in a printed
pattern of varying-width bars and spaces, in accordance with
Base speed is the manufacturer's nameplate rating where the motor will develop rated power at rated load and voltage. With dc drives, it is commonly the point where full armature voltage is applied with full-rated field excitation. With ac systems, it is commonly the point where 60Hz is applied to the induction motor.
Beginner's All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code, a simple programming language widely used for personal computers.
the technique of manufacturing parts or finished goods in groups, lots, or batches in which each part or finished good in the batch is identical.
is the method adopted when the required product volumes do not allow
continuous production of one product on particular machines.
refers to the lot size of identical parts produced in a factory. Batch production is the method adopted when the required product volumes are not adequate to permit continuous production of one product on dedicated machines.
A unit of data transmission speed equal to the number of bits (or signal events) per second; 300 baud = 300 bits per second.
a measure of the signalling speed in a digital communication system.
A fixed point of reference or a standard for comparison, used to achieve excellence within the manufacturing firm; an outstanding example, appropriate for use as a model.
An improvement process in which a company or organization compares its performance against best-in-class companies or organizations, determines how those companies or organizations achieved their performance levels, and uses the information to improve its own performance. The subjects that can be benchmarked include strategies, products/programs/services, operations, processes and procedures.
|Bill of material||
A listing of all the subassemblies, parts, and raw materials that go into a parent assembly.
Refers to base 2 numbering system, in which the only allowable digits
are 0 and 1. Pertaining to a condition that has only two possible
values or states.
A representation of information using a sequence of zeros and ones. The basis for calculations in all digital computers.