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There are currently 6 terms in this directory beginning with the letter A.
The section of a telecom network that connects subscribers to the plant of their immediate service provider.
A part of a photonic circuit that requires external electric power to control or modify optical signals. Examples: lasers, modulators, photodetectors
A continuous signal that represents (i.e. another physical quantity (i.e. that is "analogous" to the other quantity).
An electronic component that samples an analog signal, such as a human voice or laser light, and encodes it into a digital signal comprised of 0s and 1s.ADC
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit
An ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) is a microchip designed for a special application, such as a particular kind of transmission protocol or a hand-held computer. You might contrast it with general integrated circuits, such as the microprocessor and the random access memory chips in your PC.ASIC