non-return-to-zero (NRZ)


non-return-to-zero (NRZ): A code in which "1s" are represented by one significant condition and "0s" are represented by another, with no neutral or rest condition, such as a zero amplitude in amplitude modulation (AM), zero phase shift in phase-shift keying (PSK), or mid-frequency in frequency-shift keying (FSK). (188) Note 1: Contrast with Manchester code, return-to-zero. Note 2: For a given data signaling rate, i.e., bit rate, the NRZ code requires only one-half the bandwidth required by the Manchester code.


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