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daisy chain

[′dāz·ē ‚chān]
(computer science)
A means of connecting devices (readers, printers, and so on) to a central processor by party-line input/output buses which join these devices by male and female connectors, the last female connector being shorted by a suitable line termination.

daisy chain

(networking)
A bus wiring scheme in which, for example, device A is wired to device B, device B is wired to device C, etc. The last device is normally wired to a resistor or terminator. All devices may receive identical signals or, in contrast to a simple bus, each device in the chain may modify one or more signals before passing them on.

Characteristic of RS-485, of Apple's LocalTalk, and of various industrial control networks; also often used to describe Thinwire Ethernet (10base2).

daisy chain

Connected in series, one after the other. Transmitted signals go to the first device, then to the second and so on.


A SCSI Daisy Chain
Both internal and external SCSI devices are daisy chained together. Each device has an "in" and "out" port.
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We have roles available both at our charity superstore, which raises funds for Daisy Chain, as well as at our farm and day centre site in Norton where we work with families.
CHAIN REACTION Myleene holds up her daisy chain for her two daughters
Daisy Chain, based in Norton, was established in 2003 and provides a range of services including support and activity groups for families with autistic children.
She said: "We wanted to organise a high profile event in aid of Daisy Chain to raise as much as possible.
Our next Friends of Daisy Chain networking event is on Wednesday September 11 when we will be welcoming the Mayor of Tees Valley Ben Houchen who represents the five Tees Valley local authority areas of Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees, Redcar and Cleveland, Hartlepool and Darlington.
Matt Simpson, chief executive of Daisy Chain, said: "We greatly appreciate the ongoing support of John and the team at Ramside Estates and consider it an honour to be chosen as the charity for this flagship event.
Other teams who took part in the event at the Tees Barrage International White Water Centre included Newcastle Building Society, Darlington Building Society, Barclaycard, Clicksco, Mandale Group, Watson Woodhouse Solicitors, community groups and Daisy Chain's siblings group and adult group.
While our superstore is a vital fundraising retail facility to raise funds to support Daisy Chain's services for families affected by autism, it is also so much more.
We was a lot "However, Jake doesn't need anything like that but he does need Daisy Chain.
Daisy Chain has identified that lack of employment can contribute considerably to increased loneliness and isolation, and the inclusion in a programme such as this has a significant impact on the individual, through group work, socialising with others, interacting with customers and gaining work experience in our superstore on Portrack Lane.
Thanks to sponsorship from Newcastle Building Society and ongoing support from players of the People's Postcode Lottery, Daisy Chain was able to introduce new features this year including have-a-go sessions, a dog show to discover the speediest sausage eater and the pooch with the waggiest tail plus the Daisy Chain Charity Superstore Market Street.
The annual fun day for families affected by autism at the Daisy Chain day centre and farm at Norton was sponsored by Charles Clinkard.