Process of introducing impurity atoms into a semiconductor to
affect its conductivity.
Dynamic Random Access Memory -- memory in which each stored bit
must be refreshed periodically.
Gradual departure of the instrument output from the calibrated
value. An undesired slow change of the output signal.
Digital Signal Processing; a process by which a sampled and
digitized data stream (real-time data such as sound or images) is
modified in order to extract relevant information. Also, a digital
A measure of a material's ability to undergo plastic deformation
before fracture; expressed as percent elongation (%EL) or percent
area reduction (%AR) from a tensile test.
A description of an instrument's behavior between the time a
measured quantity changes value and the time the instrument
obtains a steady response.
The error that occurs when the output does not precisely follow
the transient response of the measured quantity.
The ratio of the largest to the smallest values of a range, often
expressed in decibels.
Ethylene diamine pyrocatechol.
A nonpermanent deformation that totally recovers upon release of
an applied stress.