asynchronous computer

Definitions

Aviation

Computing

  • noun a computer that changes from one operation to the next according to signals received when the process is finished
  • noun a computer in which a process starts on the arrival of signals or data rather than on a clock pulse

Electronics

  • A computer in which each operation starts as a result of another being completed, as opposed to having events controlled by a clock-generated synchronization signal.
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