Pulse Code Modulation

Coding where the input signal is represented by a given number of fixed-width samples per second. Often used for the coding employed in the telephone network.

The basis of most digital audio systems.

Historical Notes

  1. 1937 invented by Alec H. Reeves

See also: Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation, Pulse Duration Modulation, Pulse Frequency Modulation, Pulse Modulation.

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Subjects: Audio Computing Electronics