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ABC of electronics terms

Click on the first letter of the electronic term you're looking for:
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(To find chips for distinct functions, see the functional pages.)

W

WAP

Wireless application protocol. Some telecom companies call this 'internet via your portable telephone' but that's misleading, since WAP pages need to be written in an (X)HTML-like language called WML. It's not a great success yet (200102).

wap.pagina.nl/ Many good links, but some words in Dutch

Watchdog timer

This is a timer that must be reset regurarly by software or some hardware event, otherwise it's assumed that the system has run amok and a hardware reset is forced.

Be careful however or this can happen.

WAV

Sound wave file format as defined by IBM and Microsoft.
It's one of the RIFF (Resource Interchange File Format) formats.

www.cwi.nl/ftp/audio/RIFF-format Description of RIFF WAV file
Help files of MS C/C++ Description by Microsoft
msdn.microsoft.com/library/wcedoc/wcegmm/dshow_104.htm At Microsoft
msdn.microsoft.com/library/psdk/sdkintro/usage_1817.htm Download the complete SDK from MS

See also sound file.



Wire

Flexible object that is much longer than that it's wide.

www.megaconverter.com/ Convert wire diameters: Select 'Amazing Dial' and then 'Wire Density'.
www.3m.com/ 3M
www.belden.com/ Belden
www.kycon.com/ Kycon Cable and Connector
www.panduit.com/ Panduit

See also Cable.

Wireless

Doing things without using a wire. Usually transmitting signals.

www.eumw.com/ Conference in Germany about microwave and wireless
www.wirelessdesignonline.com/ Wireless design information (by VerticalNet)

Book:

title order at Amazon USA price indication
Microwave Resonators and Filters for Wireless Communication: Theory, Design, and Application ISBN: 3540675353


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