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Glossary

We frequently update our glossary with terms that may be used in our products and in our industry in general.

 

  • Analogue to Digital Converter

    A/D, ADC. An electronic circuit that converts a continuously varying signal (temperature, pressure, voltage, etc.) into digital zeroes and ones that can be processed by a microprocessor or microcontroller.

  • BGA

    Ball Grid Array. A surface mount device with solder balls and a high pin count, similar to PGA.

  • Bi Directional

    A signal or port that can act as either an input to or an output from an electronic circuit.

  • BiCMOS

    Bipolar, Complementary-Symmetry Metal Oxide Semiconductor. An integrated circuit fabrication technology that combines the two major IC technologies, bipolar and CMOS, on one IC.

  • BiPolar

    The original semiconductor manufacturing process technology. Usually characterized by high-speed, high-power operation.

  • Logic Analyser

    An instrument that allows you to observe the behavior of digital signals in an embedded system.