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Return To Zero

(communications)
A class of encoding methods for physical circuits in which the carrier (current, voltage) returns to zero after each transmitted bit, i.e. the data is carried in pulse width or polarity, not in the level of the signal.

Contrast NRZ.
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Its movement features return-to-zero heart piece cams that ensure the counting mechanism is robust and reliable.
The pressure the mount puts on the rail is adjustable, and the mount offers return-to-zero replacement if removed and put back in the same position.
Quickly developing a reputation for perfect return-to-zero, they're available in varying heights for Ruger and CZ rifles.
Alternatively, if the watch is operated while its hands are moving, it activates the return-to-zero (flyback) function, thus enabling a new time interval to be measured immediately without operating the stop and reset buttons.
Our experiment used the carrier suppressed return-to-zero differential quadrature phase shift keying (CSRZ-DQPSK)*1 format and ultra-wide-bandwidth amplifiers.
6 inches, hand-turn reticle adjustments with return-to-zero capability, and a full lifetime warranty make this Prostaff a wise wager when outfitting your next firearm.