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Acronyms*

AC - Alternating Current
ADC - Analog to Digital Converter
AS-i - Actuator Sensor Interface
BP - Boiling Point
BTU - British Thermal Unit
CAD - Computer Aided Drafting
CAE - Computer Assisted Engineering
CAM - Computer Assisted Manufacturing
CAN - Control Area Network
CCD - Charge Coupled Device
CEC - Canadian Electrical Code
CMOS - Complimentary Metal Oxide Semiconductor
CPU - Central Processing Unit
CRT - Cathode Ray Tube
DAC - Digital to Analog Converter
DC - Direct Current
DCS - Distributed Control System
DDC - Direct Digital Control
DH - Data Highway
DH+ - Data Highway Plus
DMA - Direct Memory Access
DOS - Disk Operating System
ECP - Enhanced Capabilities Port
EPROM - Electrically Programmable Read Only Memory
EEPROM - Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
EID - Electron Ionization Detector
EISA - Extended Industry Standard Architecture
EPP - Enhanced Parallel Port
FDDI - Fibre Distributed Data Interface
FET - Field Effect Transistor
FID - Flame Ionization Detector
FP - Flash Point
FSK - Frequency Shift Keying
GIPOF - Graded Index Plastic Optical Fibre
GUI - Graphical User Interface
HMI - Human Machine Interface
ICP - Inductively Coupled Plasma
IR - Infrared
I/O - Input/Output
ISA - Industry Standard Architecture
LCD - Liquid Crystal Display
LED - Light Emitting Diode
mA - Milliampere
MMI - Man Machine Interface
MPI - Multi-point Interface
MSDS - Material Safety Data Sheet
MTBF - Mean Time Between Failures
MTTR - Mean Time To Repair
mV - milliVolt
PC - Personal Computer
PCI - Peripheral Component Interconnect
PCMIA - Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
PID - Proportional Integrated Derivative
PLC - Programmable Logic Controller
PPP - Point To Point Protocol
PROFIBUS - Process Fieldbus
PV - Process Variable
QA - Quality Assurance
RFDC - Radio Frequency Data Communications
RTD - Resistance Temperature Detector
RTU - Remote Thermal Unit
SAW - Standing Acoustic Wave
SCADA - Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
SCR - Silicon Controlled Rectifier
SCSI - Small Computer Standard Interface
SD - Standard Deviation
SDF - Structured Data File
SLIP - Serial Line Interface Protocol
SP - Set Point
TWA - Time Weighted Average
UV - Ultra Violet
VFD - Variable Frequency Drive
WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get
XFMR - Transformer
XRF - X-Ray Fluorescence

*Indus Automation Inc bears no responsibilities associated with the use of the information on this page. Information is believed to be correct but is not warranted.

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