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cycle

A cycle is an action that recurs at equal or irregular intervals.

A cycle is the sequence of an action until the time when the next action is started under the same initial conditions.

  1. In processor technology, the clock cycle is the time required for the complete execution of an instruction: from fetching the instruction, decoding it, reading the registers, executing the instruction, and storing the result in a register.

  2. In an oscillation, a cycle corresponds to the duration from a certain phase position, for example the zero crossing of a sine signal, until the zero crossing of the following sine signal is reached again with the same phase rotation.

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