staircase signal

staircase signal

[′ster‚kās ‚sig·nəl]
(communications)
In television transmissions, a waveform that consists of a series of discrete steps resembling a staircase.
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Quantization changes a sine wave from a smooth function to a staircase signal; due to this nonlinear effect, the output signal is composed of a large number of nonlinear distortion products.
Responses to Staircase Signal. The staircase signal is applied to the proposed controller for the PEA.