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From Measurement Systems and Sensors

AD

Analog Devices Company

A/D

Analog-to-digital conversion

ADC

Analog-to-digital converter

ARQ

Automatic Repeat reQuest

ASK

Amplitude Shift Keying

B-ISDN

Broadband Integrated Services Digital Network

CAMAC

Computer Aided Measurement And Control

CAN

Controller Area Network, the standard of a serial interface for automotive and industrial applications

CMOS

Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor field effect transistor, technology for semiconductor devices

CMRR

Common Mode Rejection Ratio coefficient

CRC

Cyclic Redundancy Check

DAC

Digital-to-analog converter

D/A

Digital-to-analog conversion

DAQ

Data Acquisition Board or Data Acquisition Card

DCE

Data Communication Equipment

DIO

Data Input Output signals and lines

DMA

Direct Memory Access

DTE

Data Terminal Equipment

EDGE

Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution, transmission mode in GSM

EMF

ElectroMotive Force

Ethernet

Standard of a local computer network

FSK

Frequency Shift Keying

GPIB

General Purpose Interface Bus, the generic name for the IEEE-488 interface standard

GPRS

General Packet Radio Service

GSM

Global System of Mobile Communications

HDLC

High-level Data Link Control protocol

HP

Hewlett-Packard company

HSCSD

High- Speed Circuit Switched Data

IEC

International Electrotechnical Commission

IEEE

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

IrDA

Infrared Data Association

ISA

Industry Standard Architecture bus

ISDN

Integrated Services Digital Network

ISM

Industry, Science, and Medicine, license-free frequency band for transmission

ITS-90

International Temperature Scale of 1 990

Lab VIEW

High level programming language

LAN

Local Area Network, computer network

LSB

Least Significant Bit

MAN

Metropolitan Area Network, computer network

MOSFET

Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor

MSB

Most Significant Bit

MXI

Multisystem extension Interface

NI

National Instruments

NS

National Semiconductor

PCI

Peripheral Component Interconnect bus

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