Re: [SI-LIST] : Overshoot/Undershoot

Steve Williams (steve@mediaq.com)
Mon, 23 Feb 1998 15:51:10 -0800

>> I have a question. When the term "undershoot" is used
>> on this mail group is it to be interpreted as "negative overshoot"?
>> Or in fact are some engineers having undershoot problems?
>
>Alas, 'tis true. For too many years the digital crowd, having
>heard the term 'undershoot' but never really worked with it,
>assumed that it was what is known more precisely, negative-going
>overshoot. Books, articles, and instrumentation all made
>this usage the only one known to many young and impressionable
>engineers.

English is the language of democracy, I guess, and majority rules. So what
do you call it when a signal doesn't reach its intended level on the first
pass? Maybe if don't have a name for it, it will just go away...

-steve williams