digitizing tablet



  • An input device which serves for sketching or tracing images directly into a computer. It consists of an electronic pressure-sensitive tablet which senses the position of the stylus which makes contact with it. The stylus, or puck, is similar to a mouse, but is much more accurate, because its location is determined by touching the active surface of the tablet with an absolute reference. Used, for instance, in computer-aided design. Also called digitizer tablet, digitizer (2), digitizing pad, data tablet, graphics tablet, touch tablet, or tablet.
  • synonymdata tablet
  • synonymdigitizer
  • synonymdigitizer tablet
  • synonymdigitizing pad
  • A device which converts an analog input into digital form, which is necessary for processing by a digital computer. Also called analog-to-digital converter.