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parallel cable

A series of metal wires that enable multiple bits of data to be transferred simultaneously. Parallel cables have mostly given way to serial cables, where data is transferred one bit after another. See serial interface.

Centronics and PATA
Earlier printers used a Centronics parallel cable to attach to the computer, and disk drives used a parallel ATA (PATA) cable to connect to the motherboard. See Centronics and SATA.
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CASE 3: Amplitude Variation and Frequency Response Comparison between Twisted and Parallel Cable 15 Meter Length
The building is supplied from the substation with 6 underground parallel cables 195 mm 2 .
With parallel cables allowing two people to fly at the same time, the experience will include riding two major zip lines along with an initial training span.
Thieves cut the three parallel cables that extend from near Shaqha Spring to Mar Maroun Church," Shadid explained, adding that 1,800 meters of electric cable were stolen.
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The belt is made of 12 thin, parallel cables encased in a polyurethane sheath.
Net44 networks up to four computers using standard parallel cables and supports 4-bit, 8-bit, and ECP communication.
One, which DPI refers to as "Dual-Pipe," sends the left eye and right eye content down two parallel cables.