passive device

passive device

[′pas·iv di′vīs]
(computer science)
A unit of a computer which cannot itself initiate a request for communication with another device, but which honors such a request from another device.
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It is a passive device using no fuel and does not injure what is caught.
As such, one of the first and foremost issues to be concerned with is alignment of the embedded passive device with its corresponding conductive pads.
Although the OP4538 is a passive device, it can be detected remotely via Aurora's integrated management platform.
The integrated passive device (IPD) library for Agilent's advanced design system (ADS) electronic design automation (EDA) software has been released.
The average passive device count in cellular phones has not dramatically dropped in recent years (1) and current handset designs are far from eliminating passive components.

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