external delay

external delay

[ek′stərn·əl di′lā]
(computer science)
Time during which a computer cannot be operated due to circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the operators and maintenance engineers, such as a failure of the public power supply.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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These devices, which are key components in the IFM receivers, use two mixers combined with a broadband 90[degrees] hybrid, two power dividers and an external delay line, as shown in Figure 1.
Physical dimensions, excluding external delay lines, for STPD-8001, 8002 and 8003, are 3" X 2" X 0.46," 4" X 2.5" X 0.46" and 5" X 3.5" X 0.46", respectively.
Alfred asserts that this gives the developer a significant advantage, particularly in terms of keeping to the delivery schedule, as it doesn't depend on the contractor's schedule or other external delays.
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