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In computer engineering and electrical engineering, bit banging is a colloquial term used to describe various techniques in which serial communications utilize software instead of dedicated hardware to process and make use of signals.
Carrier-sense multiple access (CSMA) is a media access control (MAC) protocol in which a node verifies the absence of other traffic before transmitting on a shared transmission medium, such as an electrical bus or a band of the electromagnetic spectrum.
The D-subminiature or D-sub is a common type of electrical connector.
Home computers were a class of microcomputers entering the market in 1977, and becoming common during the 1980s.
A joystick is an input device consisting of a stick that pivots on a base and reports its angle or direction to the device it is controlling.
A local area network (LAN) is a computer network that interconnects computers within a limited area such as a residence, school, laboratory, university campus or office building.
Machine code is a computer program written in machine language instructions that can be executed directly by a computer's central processing unit (CPU).
A peripheral device is "an ancillary device used to put information into and get information out of the computer." Three categories of peripheral devices exist based on their relationship with the computer.
Read-only memory (ROM) is a type of non-volatile memory used in computers and other electronic devices.
A ROM cartridge, sometimes referred to simply as a cartridge or cart, is a removable enclosure containing ROM designed to be connected to a consumer electronics device such as a home computer, video game console and to a lesser extent, electronic musical instruments.
In telecommunications, RS-232, Recommended Standard 232 is a standard introduced in 1960 for serial communication transmission of data.
Sinclair BASIC is a dialect of the programming language BASIC used in the 8-bit home computers from Sinclair Research and Timex Sinclair.
The Sinclair QL (for Quantum leap), is a personal computer launched by Sinclair Research in 1984, as an upper-end counterpart to the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.
Sinclair Research Ltd is a British consumer electronics company founded by Clive Sinclair in Cambridge.
The ZX Interface 2 is a peripheral from Sinclair Research for its ZX Spectrum home computer released in September 1983.
The ZX Microdrive is a magnetic tape data storage system launched in July 1983 by Sinclair Research for its ZX Spectrum home computer.
The ZX Spectrum is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research.
The ZX8302 was a ULA integrated circuit designed for the Sinclair QL microcomputer.
8-N-1 is a common shorthand notation for a serial port parameter setting or configuration in asynchronous mode, in which there are eight (8) data bits, no (N) parity bit, and one (1) stop bit.