Definitions for "Analog to Digital Converter"
The device which does the conversion of a signal that has continuous changes (usually of voltage) into numbers that approximate those changes.
In automatic data processing, a device that translates a time dependent continuous parameter into digital format.... read full article
A hard-ware component that converts an analog waveform to a succession of digital values by sampling the waveform at periodic intervals. Often abbreviated to A/D converter or ADC.