クロック

English translation: clock (signal)

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Japanese term or phrase:クロック
English translation:clock (signal)
Entered by: KathyT

02:54 Aug 26, 2007
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Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng / integrated circuits (IC)
Japanese term or phrase: クロック
I do not understand whether or not I should translate the word "クロック" (in Japanese) into "clock" or "clock signal" (in English).

Similarly, should the terms "内部クロック" and "外部クロック" be translated into "internal clock signal" and "external clock signal," not "internal clock" and "external clock"?

One engineer says that "クロック" usually means a "clock signal," thus it shoudl be translated as "clock signal." However, in most dictionaries, it is only described as "clock" (similarly, "internal clock" and "external clock"), not in the form of "clock + signal."

In English, should I avoid to use "clock" by itself but always with the word "signal"??

Experts, please help me clear out this point!
gori
clock signal
Explanation:
I would certainly include "signal" here to avoid ambiguity. Although engineers would know what you were talking about even if you left it out, it is more correct to say "clock signal," imho.

Clock signal
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In electronics and especially synchronous digital circuits, a clock signal is a signal used to coordinate the actions of two or more circuits. A clock signal oscillates between a high and a low state, normally with a 50% duty cycle, and is usually a square wave. Circuits using the clock signal for synchronization may become active at either the rising or falling edge, or both (e.g. DDR SDRAM), of the clock signal.
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clock signal


Explanation:
I would certainly include "signal" here to avoid ambiguity. Although engineers would know what you were talking about even if you left it out, it is more correct to say "clock signal," imho.

Clock signal
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In electronics and especially synchronous digital circuits, a clock signal is a signal used to coordinate the actions of two or more circuits. A clock signal oscillates between a high and a low state, normally with a 50% duty cycle, and is usually a square wave. Circuits using the clock signal for synchronization may become active at either the rising or falling edge, or both (e.g. DDR SDRAM), of the clock signal.


    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clock_signal
KathyT
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agree  Ruth Sato
58 mins

neutral  Kurt Hammond: I would probably translate as just "clock" unless the source said クロック信号. There is no ambiguity to words like "internal clock" .
1 hr

agree  V N Ganesh
22 hrs
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