Arrangement of transmitted data so that all bits in a byte travel altogether along a parallel electronic path. In serial mode, each bit follows the preceding bit in a single electronic path.
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Many things happening at once.
Loosely speaking, parallel implies a situation where multiple things can be done simultaneously, like having multiple check-out lines each serving people all at once. Parallel connections are by their nature more expensive than serial ones, but usually faster. Also, in a related use of the word, often multitasking computers are said to be capable of running multiple programs in parallel.
All connected to a common path equally (not in series). In the telecom industry, parallel transmissions take one data stream, break it into multiple streams, and then transmit those streams simultaneously.
the characteristic of a stage whereby multiple producers (e.g., roles, teams) are concurrently performing tasks (e.g., different producers are simultaneously working on different work products).
(1) (IEEE) Pertaining to the simultaneity of two or more processes. (2) (IEEE) Pertaining to the simultaneous processing of individual parts of a whole, such as the bits of a character or the characters of a word, using separate facilities for the various parts. (3) Term describing simultaneous transmission of the bits making up a character, usually eight bits [one byte]. Contrast with serial.
When signals are send as a group. This feature is limited in frequency because of different wire timings that can cause signal corruption. Different wires in the same connector can have small imperfections that will make the electrical currents slower than they should be. This can cause the signal on that wire to be mistimed with the rest of the wires if the frequency timing is small enough. Contrast to serial.
The transfer of bits over multiple wires at one time. Accomplished by devoting a separate wire for each bit of a byte.
One transmission path for each bit.
The simultaneous performance of related activities or tasks, normally using different resources, that enables completing those activities faster than if they were done in a serial manner.
In computer terminology, usually refers to two or more processes or events that can occur simultaneously and without interfering with each other.
Handled simultaneously in separate facilities; operating on two or more parts of a word or item simultaneously; contrasted with serial.
of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations; "parallel processing"
The connection of different wires to reach the same destination. This type of connection is faster than serial. (7/96)
ports were designed for Centronics and until recently was the type of interface most commonly used for printers. This port is 25 pins and is usually one of the largest ports you will find on your computer. The port is designed according to the IEEE 1284 specification. You will sometimes see references to EPP, LPT, or ECP when referring to printer ports in computer specifications. On (nowadays rare) occasion you will sometimes see external disk drives, scanners, or even external SCSI converters connected to the parallel port of a computer. Many devices may be connected simultaneously to one Firewire port by using a "hub" or "bridge" to distribute or "split" the connection, but the practical limit to number of connected devices is 63.
The simultaneous transmission of all the bits of a byte over separate wires. Compare serial.
The carrying out of several tasks at the same time. For example in parallel communications, 8 bits of a byte would be transmitted together (see also Serial).
a bus system in which information is moved in multibit units simultaneously.
Hardware and software specification for communications between PCs and peripheral devices (usually printers).
In parallel transmission, data is transferred one group of bits at a time via multiple data lines. Parallel connection is used to connect a printer or modem.
adj. Trad. (of binding or assignment) done in the style of psetq, let, or do; that is, first evaluating all of the forms that produce values, and only then assigning or binding the variables (or places). Note that this does not imply traditional computational "parallelism" since the forms that produce values are evaluated sequentially. See sequential.
A port connection for the synchronous, high-speed flow of data along parallel lines to the printer. Parallel ports negotiate with peripheral devices to determine whether they're ready to receive data, and report error messages if a device isn't ready.
The concept of "parallel" represents a connection in a computer system in which the bits of a byte are transmitted over separate channels at the same time.
The simultaneous transmission of data bits over multiple lines.
A method of transmitting several bits of data simultaneously through a communications channel.
A port used for connecting external devices such as a printer or another computer.
Doing more than one thing at a time. In computing, there are two contexts. A parallel data structure means that when a number is manipulated in the computer, all of its digits are handled at once. (Once again, mechanical adding machines work this way.) A parallel program structure means that more than one program step is carried out at once (cf. the ENIAC). Contrast with serial or sequential.
A type of recording in which a byte or group of bytes are recorded simultaneously in a vertical line crossing all the tracks on the tape.
During data transfer, the ability to transfer several things at the same time. For example, transferring 8 data bits at once rather than one at a time as with "Serial" data transfers.
In computing, refers to processes that occur simultaneously.
A form of data processing that handles multiple data streams and/or processes simultaneously. Parallel processing is used for some peripheral devices, most notably in printers. Parallel processing contrasts with serial processing, which indicates a number of single processes occurring in a series.
The transfer of data over multiple wires in a cable which allows for multiple bits to be sent at a time usually to a printer. Also see Serial.
PORT: A connection socket, usually on the rear of a computer through which data is transmitted in parallel form (8 bits at a time). Parable transmission is faster than serial and is used for peripherals such as printers, Zip drives, scanners etc.
Side-by-side data transmission. In 8-bit parallel, all the bits in a byte arrive simultaneously.
All at the same time as opposed to serial which is one after another. The parallel port on your computer can send 8 bits in parallel at a time. See also Parallel Port and Serial Port.
Simultaneous but independent execution of individual tasks.
A form of data transmission in which the data is sent one byte at a time over several wires that each carry one byte. In parallel transmission, all the bytes arrive simultaneously, as opposed to serial transmission in which bits arrive one by one.
A type of port which transmits and receives data byte at a time. So named because the 8 bits are sent in parallel. Printers, scanners, Zip disks, external hard disks, and digital cameras are common peripherals that use parallel ports, though they can use others, depending on the particular model. 'In parallel' generally means two things occurring simultaneously. Some very fast computers use parallel processing, where more than one CPU carries out the instructions in a program at the same time.
To move data several bits at a time, rather than one at a time. Many scanners use parallel connections to move image information, SCSI or printer parallel.
There are two ways that the computer can talk to something else. One of these is called parallel I/O, which simply means that the data is sent out one byte at a time. See serial for the other.
A means of communication in which digital data is sent multiple bits at a time, with each simultaneous bit being sent over a separate line.
a parallel connection transmits data chunks along multiple wires simultaneously. Contrast serial.
A communication scheme in which the bits of a byte are transferred simultaneously over a multistrand cable.
Transmission of all the bits (e.g. in a character) at the same time. If the character has eight bits, there are eight wires. Faster and more expensive than serial where the eight bits would be sent, "sideways", one at a time.
Simultaneous computer data processing of the individual parts of a whole. Parallel ports on microcomputers often connect with printing devices.