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Downtime

In investment banking, a slang term for a situation in which a bank employee does not have much to do, especially if he/she is waiting for superiors to give further directions. An employee may spend downtime working on personal matters, or he/she may simply avoid work altogether.

downtime

time when a machine or COMPUTER is not operating correctly owing to machine failure or because the machine is being set up for the next work task (SET-UP TIME). Downtime in a factory can cause considerable loss of output and disruption to production schedules, and the aim of PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE is to minimize such downtime. See IDLE TIME.
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Features of the MIC4606 include advanced adaptive dead time protection, enable input for on/off control, fast 35ns propagation times, 235uA total quiescent current, separate high and low side under-voltage protection, intelligent shoot-through protection, on-chip bootstrap diodes, and a junction temperature range of -40[degrees]C to +125[degrees]C.
The new product, TLP250H, offers a maximum propagation delay time of 500ns and a propagation delay skew between photocouplers of 150ns, a performance that will reduce dead time and improve efficiency in inverter circuits.
Indeed, returning to the role of Turkey, and thus excluding other mediators, means keeping the US's dead time busy while waiting for a clear initiative by Washington to mature, towards Syria and its negotiations with Israel.
The 504 has a slightly larger bed size and greater speed in dead time movement," he explained.
It is well known that the integrating and unstable processes are frequently occurred in industrial and chemical plants and also the presence of dead time is quite common (Mikes J.
The two vacuum chambers have a double-die system, which eliminates dead time as loading and unloading of the trays are made in the first die, whilst the vacuum gas (MAP) process occurs in the second.
I CAN'T HELP IT: I know the female character in Runa Islam's five-minute 16 mm film Dead Time, 2000, is merely a cipher, a manipulated integer in a calculus of cinematic affectivity--but my heart goes out to her anyway.
Unlike in the continuous beam case, the current can be reversed during off periods of the pulsed beam incurring no additional dead time.
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Coromant Capto toolholders minimize dead time for tool change from the machining cycle, adding to machine utilization and productivity.
In that dead time between Christmas and the new year, I watched crystal days turn into crystal nights; then back again, over and over.
The following items are evaluated and plotted: sample interval compared to dead time, PV filter compared to controller derivative time, controller derivative time compared to controller integral time, and PV filter compared to dead time.