Digital signal

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DRAFT DEFINITION
Digital signal

A signal that represents information in a computer-compatible form as a sequence of (binary) numbers which may describe discrete samples of an analogue signal. An analog signal which has been converted to a sequence of numbers.

Considered between 2004 and 2006 but not included in the 2006 PAC submission
This is an unofficial draft definition presented for information and comment. For current IUPAC recommended mass spectrometry terms, see the Definitions of Terms Relating to Mass Spectrometry (IUPAC Recommendations 2013); DOI: 10.1351/PAC-REC-06-04-06 © IUPAC 2013.



Orange Book

ORANGE BOOK DEFINITION

IUPAC. Analytical Division. Compendium of Analytical Nomenclature (the “Orange Book”). Definitive Rules, 1979.

Digital signal

A signal that represents information in a computer-compatible form as a sequence of (binary) numbers which may describe discrete samples of an analogue signal.

IUPAC Orange Book Chapter 12
Index of Orange Book Terms