speed-matching buffer

speed-matching buffer

[′spēd ¦mach·iŋ ′bəf·ər]
(computer science)
A small computer storage unit that connects two devices operating at different data transfer rates; each device writes into and reads from the buffer at its own rate.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.