Tech Term of the Week: ADC

It’s Tuesday and we are back with more #TTOTW so let’s get right to it!

Our term for this week is Analog to Digital Converter or ADC. Now for the newer generation this may seem like something that wouldn’t even exist anymore. But the fact is that analog to digital conversion is a process that is still around and still relevant. Since computers only process digital information, they require digital input or a systen by which digital input is capable. An ADC is defined by its bandwidth and its signal-to-noise ratio.  Typically the digital output is a two’s complement binary number that is proportional to the input, but there are other possibilities.

One of the most popular uses for ADC is to convert analog video to a digital format. For example VHS to DVD or Blu-Ray.

That’s for this week of Tech Terms of the Week. See you next Tuesday for another!

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