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burst mode

[′bərst ‚mōd]
(computer science)
A method of transferring data between a peripheral unit and a control processing unit in a computer system in which the peripheral unit sends the central processor a signal to receive data until the peripheral unit signals that the transfer is completed.

burst mode

(1) See burst mode photography.

(2) A high-speed transmission mode in a communications or computer channel. Under certain conditions, the system sends a burst of data at higher speed for a limited amount of time. For example, a multiplexor channel may suspend transmitting several streams of data and send one high-speed transmission using the entire bandwidth.
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The first product developed by the company as a result from the technology advancement is the Am29BL162C, a 16Mb Burst Mode Flash memory device based on the AMD Known Good Die (KGD) form factor.
Mindspeed's M02038 TIA includes a unique burst-mode receiver average power monitor output feature that enables the device to report upstream ONU burst mode optical transmit power in fast settling time, eliminating the need for adding complex and expensive external circuitry to OLT modules for performing this function.
CIOE in China is an ideal venue for highlighting our latest burst mode transimpedance amplifiers and our broad family of complementary components and complete chipset solutions," said Angus Lai, product marketing director of the high-performance analog (HPA) business unit at Mindspeed.
Mindspeed[R]'s burst-mode receiver chipset includes its recently announced M02138 10G burst mode dual-rate transimpedance amplifier (TIA) and the company's companion M02142 11.
Mindspeed's 10G burst mode dual-rate transimpedance amplifier (TIA) and burst mode multi-rate limiting amplifier work together to provide a complete, cost-effective solution for 10G-EPON Optical Line Terminals (OLTs) and is backward-compatible with existing GEPON designs.