external buffer

external buffer

[ek′stərn·əl ′bəf·ər]
(computer science)
A buffer storage located outside the computer's main storage, often within a control unit or other peripheral device.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The device's sample-and-hold circuit can maintain a stable dynamic performance for input signals of up to 15 MHz; and its input capacitance value of 4.5 pF obviates the need for an external buffer amplifier.
"Although there is little information on these assets, and the liquidity is a notable caveat to the fund's usefulness as an external buffer, the sheer scale of the holdings (summing to $300bn) is enough to assuage investors," Samba noted.
Bahrain's net asset international investment position, which stood at 74.5% of GDP in 2016, provides some form of external buffer. However, Moody's expects it to decline significantly because external liabilities will increase at a much faster rate than the country's assets.
Finally, Bahrain's net asset international investment position, which stood at 78 per cent of GDP in 2014, provides some form of external buffer. However, Moody's expects it to decline significantly because external liabilities will increase at a much faster rate than the country's assets.
In this regard, the report added, "The total net foreign assets (CBO and SGRF together) increased by OMR 990 million, alleviating pressure on the adequacy of external buffers. Import cover of CBO's net foreign assets increased to 7.4 months from 6.3 months a year before.
External buffers are likely to remain comfortable in the medium-term, with foreign exchange reserves above 13 months of import cover.
An escalation in regional tensions that threatened Qatar's hydrocarbon exports for a prolonged period put material pressure on the government's financial position or led to a significant depletion of external buffers would also be negative.
'With external buffers, albeit currently adequate, projected to continue to decline, directors noted that the recommended fiscal adjustment would be key to bring the external position more in line with fundamentals, bolster external sustainability, and support the currency peg.'
Sustaining policy discipline remains critical to strengthen resilience, given still sizable public debt and low external buffers, and support strong and inclusive growth.
And while many EM central banks typically say that they only intervene in currency markets to smooth volatility, data suggests that they may spend reserves to prevent even greater depreciation, depleting external buffers.
We could also lower the ratings if Kuwait's domestic political stability deteriorated, or if regional geopolitical risks were to significantly escalate." The ratings on Kuwait remain supported by the country's high levels of accumulated fiscal and external buffers. The ratings are constrained by the concentrated nature of the economy and comparatively weak institutional settings compared with those of non-regional peers in the same rating category.