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atu

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(physics)
A unit of underpressure or pressure below atmospheric pressure in the metric technical system; equal to 1 technical atmosphere.

atü

[¦at¦yü]
(physics)
A unit of overpressure or gage pressure in the metric technical system; equal to 1 technical atmosphere.

ATU

(ADSL Transceiver Unit) A device that provides ADSL modulation of the telephone line. The device at the telco side is the ATU-C (Central), which is a line card plugged into the DSLAM. The unit at the customer's side is the ATU-R (Remote), which is either an external modem or a card plugged into the PC.
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Using an ATU-C version at the exchange end of the loop and an ATU-R version at the premises end of the loop, cable pre-qualification can be conducted easily.
The ATU-C is based upon Atlas' Diamond Internetworking System, which supports up to four Network Interface Modules such as the CopperGold Data Pump, ATM, Ethernet, etc.
MultiDSL products include ATU-R and ATU-C solutions for IDSL, SDSL, ADSL-CAP and ADSL DMT technologies.