continuous carrier


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

continuous carrier

[kən¦tin·yə·wəs ′kar·ē·ər]
(communications)
A carrier signal that is transmitted at all times during maintenance of a communications link, whether or not data are being transmitted.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

continuous carrier

In communications, a carrier frequency that is transmitted even when data are not being sent over the line. See carrier.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.
References in periodicals archive ?
This type of signal has a continuous carrier (at the transmit frequency) and carries its information in the modulation of the frequency, amplitude, or phase of that carrier.

Full browser ?