parallel bus


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parallel bus

A shared channel that transmits data over several wires simultaneously. For example, a 32-bit bus has 32 wires. PCI is a common parallel bus. Contrast with serial bus. See parallel channel and PCI.
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PCIe uses a dual simplex serial data stream with an embedded clock to overcome many of the performance limitations of parallel bus architectures.
Connecting multiple lines in parallel, referred to as a parallel bus, is a solution that allows several bits to be transmitted simultaneously.
By contrast, multi-drop parallel bus architectures share total bandwidth among devices.
Each model has four analog channels; MSO models also offer 16 digital channels and built-in parallel bus trigger and decode functionality.
During this period, SCSI received further speed boosts, but its parallel bus architecture had become increasingly problematic--demanding ever more precise timing to properly synchronize the arrival of multiple signals.
The former takes care of the serial acquisition while the logic analyzer captures parallel bus data that may pertain to the troubleshooting issue at hand.