successive approximation converter

successive approximation converter

[sək′ses·iv ə‚präk·sə′mā·shən kən‚vərd·ər]
(computer science)
An analog-to-digital converter which operates by successively considering each bit position in the digital output and setting that bit equal to 0 or 1 on the basis of the output of a comparator.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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