bus mastering


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bus mastering

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bus mastering

A bus design that allows the peripheral controllers (plug-in boards) to access the computer's memory independently of the CPU. It allows data transfers to take place between the peripheral device and memory while the CPU is performing other tasks.
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Through the use of Bus Mastering DMA, each D/A output can continuously output a waveform, which can be read from PC RAM or a file on the hard disk.
The DaqBoard/2000's design includes a 16-bit, 200-kHz A/D converter; 100% digital calibration; bus mastering; dual 16-bit, 100-kHz D/As; 40 digital I/O lines; four counters; and two timers.
The PCI-based series provides synchronous analog, digital, and frequency I/O and DMA bus mastering.