timing signals

timing signals

Electrical pulses generated in the processor or in external devices in order to synchronize computer operations. The main timing signal comes from the computer's clock, which provides a frequency that can be divided into many slower cycles. Other timing signals may come from a timesharing or real-time clock.

In disk drives, timing signals for reading and writing are generated by holes or marks on one of the platters, or by the way the digital data are actually recorded.
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Further, the bill would ensure the availability of uncorrupted and non-degraded timing signals for military and civilian users in the event that GPS signals are corrupted, degraded, unreliable, or otherwise unavailable.
On about one-third of the trials, the researchers switched the timing signals for upcoming pain amounts so that volunteers received heat pulses that were either of higher or lower intensity than they expected.
Optical transmission signals allow highly precise timing signals to be distributed throughout an electrically noisy environment with no interference.
Moreover, by timing signals from the binary pulsar over many years, physicists have further verified aspects of Einstein's theory of general relativity.