Definition

ADPCM (adaptive differential pulse-code modulation)

Part of the Storage hardware glossary:

ADPCM (adaptive differential pulse-code modulation) is a technique for converting sound or analog information to binary information (a string of 0's and 1's) by taking frequent samples of the sound and expressing the value of the sampled sound modulation in binary terms. ADPCM is used to send sound on fiber-optic long-distance lines as well as to store sound along with text, images, and code on a CD-ROM.

This was last updated in April 2005
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

Related Terms

Definitions

  • cloud storage gateway

    - A cloud storage gateway is a hardware- or software-based appliance that serves as a bridge between local applications and remote cloud-based storage. The appliance is located on the customer’s prem... (SearchCloudStorage.com)

  • solid state storage technologies comparison

    - Solid-state storage (SSS) is an increasingly popular backup alternative to traditional storage technologies such as the hard disk drive (HDD), compact disc, rewriteable (CD-RW), and digital versati... (WhatIs.com)

  • all-flash array

    - An all-flash array is a solid state storage disk system that contains multiple flash memory drives instead of spinning hard disk drives. A flash array can transfer data to and from solid state driv... (SearchSolidStateStorage.com)

Glossaries

  • Storage hardware

    - Terms related to storage hardware, including definitions about solid state drives and words and phrases about hard disk drives, tape drives, disk arrays and tiered storage.

  • Internet applications

    - This WhatIs.com glossary contains terms related to Internet applications, including definitions about Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models and words and phrases about web sites, e-commerce ...

Ask a Question About ADPCM (adaptive differential pulse-code modulation)Powered by ITKnowledgeExchange.com

Get answers from your peers on your most technical challenges

Tech TalkComment

Share
Comments

    Results

    Contribute to the conversation

    All fields are required. Comments will appear at the bottom of the article.