Tele-Communication (Telecom) Terms Glossary and Dictionary
Degree of Start-Stop Distortion
Degree of start-stop distortion refers to the following definitions:
1. In asynchronous data transmission, the ratio of a) the absolute value of the maximum measured difference between the actual and theoretical intervals separating any significant instant of modulation or demodulation from the significant instant of the start element immediately preceding it to, b) the unit interval.
2. The highest absolute value of individual distortion affecting the significant instants of a start-stop modulation.
The degree of distortion of a start-stop modulation (or demodulation) is usually expressed as a percentage.
Distinction can be made between the degree of late ( positive) distortion and the degree of early ( negative) distortion.