address strobe

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Address Strobe definition

(AS) One of the input signals of a memory device, especially semiconductor memory, which is asserted to tell the memory device that the address inputs are valid. Upon receiving this signal the selected memory device starts the memory access (read/write) indicated by its other inputs.
It may be driven directly by the processor or by a memory controller.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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