double buffering

Definitions

General Science

  • noun the use of two buffers working together so that one can be read while the other is accepting data

Electronics

  • The use of two buffers to temporarily store information that awaits transfer to or from an input/output device. By using two buffers, one may be emptied while the other is filled, enhancing transfer speed. Also called pingpong buffer.
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