16 bit

16 bit

(architecture, programming)
Using words containing sixteen bits. This adjective often refers to the number of bits used internally by a computer's CPU. E.g. "The Intel 8086 is a sixteen bit processor". Its external data bus or address bus may be narrower. The term may also refer to the size of an instruction in the computer's instruction set or to any other item of data.

See also 16-bit application.
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Named 16 Bit Chicken, the new concept will join a host of other Graffiti Spirits Group venues, including Salt Dogs Slims, Santa Chupitos, Santa Maluco, 81 Ltd, El Bandito, Bold Street Coffee and Castle Street Coffee.
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With a resolution of 16 bit for the gyroscope and 12 bit for the accelerometer, combined with desirable signal/noise ratio, the unit provides precise, reliable measurement results.
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Supplied in a LGA 3.0 mm x 4.5 mm x 0.95 mm package, the BM1055 offers a resolution of 16 bit for the gyroscope and 12 bit for the accelerometer, and a desirable signal/noise ratio to provide precise, reliable measurement results.
In addition to the DSP/BIOS Bridge, OMAP processor supports such features as LCD Control/Frame Buffer for 16 bit 1/4' VGA Display, USB Client & Host Control, MMC-SD Support, Bluetooth interface, 3.0v/1.8v Dual Voltage I/O support, Magic Gates, Memory Stick, USB, uWire, camera, and enhanced audio CODEC support.