master-slave

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master-slave

(1) An electronic interaction in which one device acts as the controller (the master) and initiates the commands, and the other devices (the slaves) respond accordingly. See master-slave communications.

(2) An ordering of electronic devices in a primary-secondary sequence. For example, when a pair of ATA (IDE) disk drives are installed in the same PC, one is configured as master and the other as slave. See IDE.
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The secondary master is portable terminal or other personal computer.
The modules feature multi-drop field network; read/write data; four independent HART master ports each of which is completely user-configurable, supports up to 100 commands and up to 15 devices per port (point-to-point and multi-drop modes); configurable as a secondary master (handheld); supports available HART commands; independently configurable channels; data from the devices is available to the processor across the back plane for use in control applications; and burst mode for faster update of data from a single slave.
The Digital-DC bus also provides a flexible means for Zilker Labs' devices to perform autonomous, event-based sequencing and fault spreading between connected ICs while eliminating the need for interaction by a host processor or introducing a secondary master on the SMBus interface.
Integrated system peripherals within the CS537X chip family simplify the design of seismic measurement systems by providing user programmable gain and offset correction factors for each channel, digital outputs for a delta-sigma test DAC, 12 general purpose I/O pins, a secondary master mode serial port, a time break controller for data tagging, and a JTAG port for boundary scan testing.
To enable them to do their work they had a complete set of secondary masters in order to sent out copies to prospective suppliers.
Sources have also disclosed that the much perturbed Speaker Assembly has decided since these staff members could be a danger for National security, since their foremost loyalties and obedience lay with their secondary masters.
She then recieved her masters in education and a secondary masters in social studies from Boston University.

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