parallel channel


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parallel channel

(1) A channel that transmits data over several wires simultaneously, typically in increments of a byte (16, 32, 64 bits, etc.).

(2) A parallel channel for IBM mainframes that transmits up to 4.5MB/sec. In byte multiplexing mode, bytes are interleaved from several low speed devices. In block multiplexing mode, the channel provides full bandwidth to the device, but can disconnect when the device does not require a data transfer such as when a disk is performing a seek. IBM's parallel channel is also known as a bus and tag channel, OEMI channel and block multiplexor channel.
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The KPXI line consists of eight products: KPXI-SDAQ simultaneous analog I/O boards for parallel channel data collection at up to 16-b resolution; KPXI-DAQ multifunction boards with multiplexed analog inputs and sampling rates up to 3 MS/s for high-speed applications requiring up to 96 channels, plus analog outputs, D I/O, and counter/timers; KPXI-AO boards with up to 1 MS/s analog outputs; the KPXI-AI 2-channel 130 MS/s digitizer with 14-b resolution and 512-MB onboard memory; KPXI-DIO digital I/O modules with digital I/O functions and features including timers and relay outputs; the KPXI-SYS 3U chassis with up to 18 slots; the KPXI-CON family of embedded PC controllers and MXI bridges for remote PC control; and the KPXI-488 IEEE 488-compatible interface.
Luminex's VirtualBLUE line of parallel channel and ESCON emulators links IBM and plug-compatible mainframes with UNIX and Microsoft systems, resulting in improved operations and economics for large data centers.
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