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isochronous


isochronous


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Isochronous  \I*soch"ro*nous\,  a.  [Gr.  ?;  ?  equal  +  ?  time.] 
  Same  as  {Isochronal}. 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  isochronous 
 
    /i:-sok'rn-*s/  A  form  of  data  transmission 
  that  guarantees  to  provide  a  certain  minimum  {data  rate},  as 
  required  for  time-dependent  data  such  as  {video}  or  {audio}. 
 
  Isochronous  transmission  transmits  asynchronous  data  over  a 
  synchronous  data  link  so  that  individual  characters  are  only 
  separated  by  a  whole  number  of  bit-length  intervals.  This  is 
  in  contrast  to  {asynchronous}  transmission,  in  which  the 
  characters  may  be  separated  by  arbitrary  intervals,  and  with 
  {synchronous}  transmission  [which  does  what?]. 
 
  {Asynchronous  Transfer  Mode}  and  {High  Performance  Serial  Bus} 
  can  provide  isochronous  service. 
 
  Compare:  {plesiochronous}. 
 
  [ANIXTER,  LAN  Magazine  7.93] 
 
  [Better  explanation?] 
 
  (1999-03-12)