Glossary Definition for rcvr

Glossary Term: rcvr 

Definition

A circuit that accepts signals from a transmission medium (which can be wireless or wired) and decodes or translates them into a form that can drive local circuits.

Examples:

  • A radio receiver that detects and demodulates the signal from the airwaves
  • An ultrasonic receiver that turns ultrasound signals into electrical signals
  • A line receiver that receives signals from a wire or backplane
  • A standard interface receiver (e.g., USB, serial, LVDS)
  • A fiber optic device that translates light pulses into electrical signals
Synonyms
  • Receiver
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