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, isochronous
occurring at equal time intervals; having a uniform period of vibration or oscillation
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Having a fixed frequency or period.
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/i:-sok'rn-*s/ A form of multiplexing that guarantees to provide a certain minimum data rate, as required for time-dependent data such as video or audio.

Isochronous transmission transmits asynchronous data over a synchronous data link so that individual characters are only separated by a whole number of bit-length intervals. This is in contrast to asynchronous transmission, in which the characters may be separated by arbitrary intervals, and with synchronous transmission An isochronous message protocol assigns each data source a fixed amount of time to transmit (its "slot") within each cycle through the sources. That guarantees that each source will have regular opportunities to transmit the latest information. If a source has no more data to transmit, then the rest of its time slot is wasted. If it has more to send than will fit in its slot, it has to either store the excess data and transmit it in its next slot, or discard it.

Note that whether messages are isochronous or asynchronous is independent of whether the transmision of individual bits is synchronous or asynchronous.

Isochronous communication suits applications where a steady data stream is more important than completeness and accuracy, e.g. video conferencing.

Asynchronous Transfer Mode and High Performance Serial Bus can provide isochronous service.

Compare: plesiochronous.

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Time dependent. Real-time voice, video and telemetry are examples of isochronous data.
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The formal change of differential symbol d to the symbol of virtual displacement [delta] in (I.3) corresponds to imaginary freezing of time variable t and gives the following expression for the isochronous variation [mathematical expression not reproducible] of the vertical coordinate [mathematical expression not reproducible]:
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Literatures [4,5] have applied the method of inverse integrating factor to analytically compute global shape of the limit cycles bifurcated from analytic isochronous center.