serial-access

serial-access

[′sir·ē·əl ′ak‚ses]
(computer science)
Pertaining to memory devices having structures such that data storage sites become accessible for read/write in time-sequential order; circulating memories and magnetic tapes are examples of serial-access memories.
Pertaining to a particular process or program that accesses data items sequentially, without regard to the capability of the memory hardware.
Pertaining to character-by-character transmission from an on-line real-time keyboard.
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Industrial temperature range RTCs include the M41ST84, which combines a serial-access RTC with a watchdog timer and power-on reset/low-voltage detection circuit.