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Electronic Definitions (W)

[W] Presenting a list of electronic terms starting with letter w that are available for more detailed lookup for their definitions or abbreviation explanation. All terms are listed in alphabetical order for easy browsing.

 

Electronic Acronyms And Terms For [W] Description Other Electronic Terms Somewhat Related;

Wall Plate

- Used in homes to cover phone jacks  

Wallwart

- The AC or DC power adapter that plugs into the wall to power a device that has a lower voltage  

WAN

"Wide Area Network"

wand

Wand

- Is an input device used to read bar codes. It emits a narrow light beam and detects the bar code pattern by reflection  

WAP

"Wireless Application Protocol"

- A standard for delivery of standard desktop applications to mobile operating systems and wireless devices. WAP enabled phones are emerging allowing users to browse the net

 

WARC

"World Administrative Radio Conference"  

Warm Start

- Is restarting a program following a stoppage without losing data from the previous run. This is contrasted with a cold start which runs the program from the normal starting point as if it had never been run before.  

Watt

- Watt is a unit of power. One watt is equal to one ampere of current under the pressure of one volt.

Another definition of Watt:

- An amount of energy used to continuously supply power to an electric circuit for one hour. For example, a lamp rated at 100 watts that was on for 3 hours would consume 300 watts of power.

wattc

Wattc

"World Administrative Telephone and Telegraph Conference"  

Wave Solder

- Soldering of leaded and epoxy attached surface mounted devices by a controlled contact with a machine generated wave of molten solder alloy

secondary wave solder

Waveguide

- Metal pipe of specific diameter used in the feedhorn assembly to conduct microwave signals

omt, polariser, vswr

WCDMA

"Wideband Code Division Multiple Access"

fdd

WDM

"Wavelength Division Multiplex"  

Wegener

- Proprietary system for subcarrier stereo transmission. Uses discrete lowlevel companded subcarders.  

Weighting

- Correction of SNR measurements to take into account such factors as bandwidth and annoyance value  

WG

"WaveGuide"  

Wien Bridge Oscillator

- An RC oscillator consisting of an amplifier and a Wien bridge. This is the most widely used low-frequency oscillator. It is ideal for generating frequencies from 5 Hz to I MHz.  

WIMPS

"Windows Icons Mouse and Pulldown menus"  

Winchester Drive

- Is a disk drive that uses small size hard disks which are suitable for microcomputer systems  

Window

- Is either a part of a VDU screen which is specified in the program and is dedicated in its use or that portion of a large document currently visible on the VDU screen

Windowing

Windowing

- Windowing is a process which can narrow the spectrum and make it closer to what was expected. Multiplying by a window function (called 'windowing') suppresses glitches and so avoids the broadening of the frequency spectrum caused by the glitches.  

WMO

"World Meteorological Organisation"  

Word

- Is a collection of bits treated as a single unit by the central processor

word length

Word Length

- Is the number of bits in each word of a particular computer. In most computers this is fixed but in some it varies with the type of data being stored.  

WORM

"Write Once Read Many" times  

WSI

"Wafer Scale Integration"  

WST

"World Standard Teletext"

wsts

 

WSTS

"World Semiconductor Trade Statistics"  

WTDM

"Wavelength Time Division Multiplex"  

WWW

"World Weather Watch"

"World Wide Web"
 

 

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