timing signal

timing signal

[′tīm·iŋ ‚sig·nəl]
(computer science)
A pulse generated by the clock of a digital computer to provide synchronization of its activities.
(electronics)
Any signal recorded simultaneously with data on magnetic tape for use in identifying the exact time of each recorded event.
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The GPS timing signal is essential to the functioning of cellular networks, the power grid, financial markets, military systems, the internet and even medical devices.
The energy detector produced an energy signal that was analyzed by a charge-integrating analog-to-digital converter (QDC) and a timing signal used to produce an event trigger.
On about one-third of the trials, the researchers switched the timing signals for upcoming pain amounts so that volunteers received heat pulses that were either of higher or lower intensity than they expected.
Optical transmission signals allow highly precise timing signals to be distributed throughout an electrically noisy environment with no interference.
Moreover, by timing signals from the binary pulsar over many years, physicists have further verified aspects of Einstein's theory of general relativity.