scan converter


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scan converter

[′skan kən‚vərd·ər]
(electronics)
Equipment that converts radar data images at a 3 to 10 kilohertz sampling rate that can be sent over telephone line or narrow bandwidth radio circuits and converted into a slow-scan image, through a similar converter, at the receiving end.
A cathode-ray tube that is capable of storing radar, television, and data displays for nondestructive readout over prolonged periods of time.

scan converter

A device that changes the video output from a computer to standard TV signals, allowing a regular TV to be used as a computer screen. A VCR can then also be used to record screen output. A scan converter may provide multiple TV formats, such as NTSC and PAL, as well as be able to output digital video such as a D1 signal.
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