(plural cycle times)
- (operations) The total elapsed time to complete an operation or set of operations.
- Order cycle time can now be minutes from when the customer starts entering an order to when it is visible to the warehouse.
- Production cycle time is not as important as the time spent in transit.
- Design cycle time for an all-new state-of-the-art compressor is still years from go-ahead to readiness for manufacture.
cycle time - Computer Definition
Synonymous with rise and fall time, cycle time is the time it takes for a fiber optic light source to cycle through a rise to its peak and a fall to its trough level of signal intensity, or power. Digital fiber optic systems use Amplitude Modulation (AM), so the faster the light source can cycle, the higher the bit rate. (Note: Most fiber optic system are digital, although a few are analog in nature.) Light sources never completely turn off, as that would limit their speed, so there is always some amount of residual signal present. Diode lasers are the fastest light sources, followed by vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). See also AM, diode laser, LED, and VCSEL.
The time interval between the start of one cycle and the start of the next cycle.