At the higher data link layer of communication, asynchrony is synonym of statistical multiplexing, such as in packet mode. The information transmission may or may not start immediately as requested by sender, the additional delay being caused by medium congestion. Contrast with example of circuit switched communication, which (once circuit is established) allows immediate start of transfer with a guaranteed bit rate. Confusingly, a communication is often synchronous at the physical layer, while being asynchronous at the data link layer.
In programming, asynchronous events are those occurring independently of the main program flow. Asynchronous actions are actions executed in a non-blocking scheme, allowing the main program flow to continue processing.
Implementation of seven echocardiographic parameters of myocardial asynchrony to improve the long-term response rate of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT).(Research)(Clinical report)
Nov 25, 2008; Authors: Fabian Knebel (corresponding author) ; Sebastian Schattke ; Hansjürgen Bondke ; Christoph Richter ;...
General Ricardo Sanchez, Former Top Commander of Coalition Forces in Iraq, Joins Asynchrony Solutions' Board of Directors.
Mar 22, 2010; asynchrony Solutions (www.asolutions.com), a leading information technology firm, announced that retired U.S. Army...