propagation delay

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propagation delay

[‚präp·ə′gā·shən di‚lā]
(electronics)
The time required for a signal to pass through a given complete operating circuit; it is generally of the order of nanoseconds, and is of extreme importance in computer circuits.

propagation delay

The time it takes to transmit a signal from one place to another. Propagation delay is dependent solely on distance and two thirds the speed of light. Signals going through a wire or fiber generally travel at two thirds the speed of light. Contrast with nodal processing delay.
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KEY SPECS: Suitable for industrial applications, the sensors feature technology that can eliminate the measurement error attibutable to propogation delay.
20V ** Propogation delay times: ** Current limit blanking 500 ps.
In addition to providing RF performance data such as insertion loss, isolation and VSWR, the company has expanded its relay characterization to include pulse rise time and propogation delay time.
Propogation delay is typically 140 ps, with rise times of 50 ps and fall times of 45 ps.
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