A technique, used with amplitude modulation (AM), involving the transmission of the carrier, one complete sideband and only a portion of the other (vestigial) sideband. (Note: The process of amplitude modulation results in the creation of two sidebands. An upper sideband is above the carrier frequency and a lower sideband is below the carrier frequency.) The vestigial sideband assists in demodulation of the signal. See also 8-VSB, AM, carrier, DSB, frequency, Group II, sideband, and SSB.
(1) (VME Subsystem Bus) An auxiliary "backdoor" protocol on the VME bus that allows high-speed transfer between devices. It was faster than the main bus before the 64-bit implementation arrived.
(2) (Vestigial SideBand) A digital modulation method developed by Zenith for cable modems and terrestrial transmission for DTV. See 8-VSB.