Control unit (disambiguation)
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A control unit (CU) is a central, sometimes distributed but clearly distinguishable, part of a mechanism that controls its operation, for example in a computer or a motor vehicle.
Control unit may refer to:
- Control unit, a component of a computer's central processing unit
- A special area of a prison that is used to keep prisoners in solitary confinement (also called a "segregation unit")
- Another name for a Controller (computing)
- Multipoint control unit, a device commonly used to bridge videoconferencing connections
- Packet control unit, performs some of the processing tasks of a base station subsystem
- Premises control unit, the "brain" of a Burglar alarm
- Telecommunication control unit, a device attached to a computer multiplexer channel which supports multiple terminals
- Camera control unit, typically part of a live television broadcast "chain"
- Electronic control unit, an embedded system that controls electrical systems in a motor vehicle
- a unit in a Supermax prison
- Control car (rail), a non-powered railroad vehicle that can control operation of a train
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