packet assembler/disassembler

Definitions

Computing

  • noun a dedicated computer which converts serial data from asynchronous terminals to a form that can be transmitted along a packet-switched, synchronous network.

Electronics

  • A device or interface which splits a data stream into discrete packets for transmission, and joins them upon reception. Used, for instance, to enable data terminal equipment not equipped for packet communications to access a packet switching network. Its acronym is PAD.
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