Digital-to-Analog Converter

A device that converts discrete digital signals into continuous (or analog) electrical signals. Some common devices that utilize digital-to-analog converters are computer monitors, where each pixel is described digitally by the computer, this information needing to be converted to electrical signals controlling the intensity of the light forming each screen dot. A conventional audio CD player also uses such a converter, to translate the stored digital information to the music that emanates from the speakers. Also known as a DAC and a D/A Converter.

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