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The force of acceleration due to gravity equal to 32.1739 ft/sec2 or 386 in./sec2.
A measuring device or measuring instrument.
The ratio of the magnitude of the output signal with respect to that of the input signal.
The "gain" of an analog input or output is the scale factor that provides the nominal conversion relationship. Typically, this is the slope of the line when analog voltage or current is plotted versus the corresponding digital values. Gain error is the deviation of the scale factor or slope of the line from the ideal or nominal gain value. Gain error is expressed in percent of the input or output value.
1) A logic element that blocks or passes a signal, depending on the
status of specified input signals.
a special node that interfaces two or more dissimilar networks, providing protocol translation between the networks.
a coding and classification system used in CAD for combining similar, often-used parts into families. This allows them to be retrieved, processed, and eventually fabricated, in an efficient, economical batch mode.
a type of software designed to raise the productivity of people working in groups and thought to have application in both engineering and production functions.
a Graphical User Interface is characterized by using windows, icons and menus.