pulse-amplitude modulation

A technique in which a signal is broken down into bits, and the amplitude of each of these bits is measured to give a series of discrete values. See pulse modulation.

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  • Pulse-amplitude modulation — Principle of PAM: (1) original signal, (2) PAM signal, (a) amplitude of signal, (b) time Pulse amplitude modulation, acronym PAM, is a form of signal modulation where the message information is encoded in the amplitude of a series of signal… …   Wikipedia

  • pulse-amplitude modulation — impulsų amplitudės moduliavimas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. pulse amplitude modulation vok. Amplitudenimpulsmodulation, f; Impulsamplitudenmodulation, f; Pulsamplitudenmodulation, f rus. амплитудно импульсная модуляция, f;… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • pulse-amplitude modulation — impulsų amplitudės moduliavimas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. pulse amplitude modulation vok. Pulsamplitudenmodulation, f rus. амплитудно импульсная модуляция, f pranc. modulation d impulsions en amplitude, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • pulse-amplitude modulation — /puls am pli toohd , tyoohd /, Telecommunications. modulation of the amplitude of a train of electric pulses used to carry signals (pulse carrier). Abbr.: PAM [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • pulse-amplitude modulation —    (PAM)    A form of modulation in which the pulse carrier s modulation varies according to a characteristic of the original analog signal; the pulse width is constant …   IT glossary of terms, acronyms and abbreviations

  • pulse-amplitude modulation — /puls am pli toohd , tyoohd /, Telecommunications. modulation of the amplitude of a train of electric pulses used to carry signals (pulse carrier). Abbr.: PAM [1945 50] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pulse-width modulation — (PWM) of a signal or power source involves the modulation of its duty cycle, to either convey information over a communications channel or control the amount of power sent to a load. PrinciplePulse width modulation uses a square wave whose pulse… …   Wikipedia

  • Pulse-position modulation — is a form of signal modulation in which M message bits are encoded by transmitting asingle pulse in one of 2^M possible time shifts. This is repeated every T seconds, such thatthe transmitted bit rate is M/T bits per second. It is primarily… …   Wikipedia

  • Pulse-code modulation — PCM redirects here. For other uses, see PCM (disambiguation). Pulse code modulation (PCM) is a method used to digitally represent sampled analog signals. It is the standard form for digital audio in computers and various Blu ray, Compact Disc and …   Wikipedia

  • Pulse-density modulation — Pulse density modulation, or PDM, is a form of modulation used to represent an analog signal in the digital domain. In a PDM signal, specific amplitude values are not encoded into pulses as they would be in PCM. Instead it is the relative density …   Wikipedia

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