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In computing, the expansion card, expansion board, adapter card or accessory card is a printed circuit board that can be inserted into an electrical connector, or expansion slot, on a computer motherboard, backplane or riser card to add functionality to a computer system via the expansion bus. [1]

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A/ROSE (the Apple Real-time Operating System Environment) is a small embedded operating system that runs on Apple Computer's "Macintosh Coprocessor Platform", an expansion card for the Apple Macintosh.

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Acorn Archimedes

The Acorn Archimedes is a family of personal computers designed by Acorn Computers Ltd in Cambridge (England) and sold in the late-1980s to mid-1990s, Acorn's first general-purpose home computer based on its own ARM architecture (initially the CPU and architecture was known as Acorn RISC Machine, or ARM; it later became one of the most widely used CPU architectures in the world, used in most smartphones among many other uses).

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Acorn Communicator

The Acorn Communicator is a discontinued business computer developed by Acorn Computers in 1985.

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Adapter (computing)

In computing, adapter is a hardware device or software component that converts transmitted data from one presentation form to another.

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Address space

In computing, an address space defines a range of discrete addresses, each of which may correspond to a network host, peripheral device, disk sector, a memory cell or other logical or physical entity.

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Advanced Communications Riser

The Advanced Communications Riser, or ACR, is a form factor and technical specification for PC motherboard expansion slots.

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AGP Inline Memory Module

AGP Inline Memory Module (AIMM) also known as Graphics Performance Accelerator (GPA) is an expansion card that fits in the AGP slot of PC motherboards based on Intel 815 chipsets with onboard graphics, like the ASUS CUSL-2 with an AGP Pro slot and Abit SH6 with an AGP Universal slot.

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AIC may refer to.

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AlphaStation was the name given to a series of computer workstations, produced from 1994 onwards by Digital Equipment Corporation, and later by Compaq and HP.

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AMD FireStream

AMD FireStream was AMD's brand name for their Radeon-based product line targeting stream processing and/or GPGPU in supercomputers.

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Amiga 1000

The Commodore Amiga 1000, also known as the A1000 and originally simply as the Amiga, is the first personal computer released by Commodore International in the Amiga line.

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Amiga 3000

The Commodore Amiga 3000, or A3000, is the third major release in the Amiga computer family.

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Amiga 500

The Amiga 500, also known as the A500, is the first low-end Commodore Amiga 16/32-bit multimedia home/personal computer.

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Amiga Zorro II

Zorro II is the general purpose expansion bus used by the Amiga 2000 computer.

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Apple 80-Column Text Card

The Apple 80-Column Text Card was an expansion card for the Apple IIe computer to give it the option of displaying 80 columns of text instead of the usual 40 columns.

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Apple Communication Slot

The Apple Communication Slot or Comm Slot is an internal expansion data interface (slot) found in Apple Macintosh computers from the early to mid-1990s.

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Apple FileWare

FileWare floppy disk drives and diskettes were designed by Apple Computer as a higher-performance alternative to the Disk II and Disk III floppy systems used on the Apple II and Apple III personal computers.

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Apple II

The Apple II (stylized as Apple.

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Apple II accelerators

Apple II accelerators are computer hardware devices which enable an Apple II computer to operate faster than their intended clock rate.

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Apple II peripheral cards

The Apple II line of computers supported a number of Apple II peripheral cards, expansion cards which plugged into slots on the motherboard, and added to and extended the functionality of the base system.

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Apple II series

The Apple II series (trademarked with square brackets as "Apple.

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Apple IIc

The Apple IIc, the fourth model in the Apple II series of personal computers, is Apple Computer’s first endeavor to produce a portable computer.

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Apple IIe

The Apple IIe (styled as Apple //e) is the third model in the Apple II series of personal computers produced by Apple Computer.

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Apple IIe Card

The Apple IIe Card is a compatibility card which allows compatible Macintosh computers to run software designed for Apple II computers (except the IIGS).

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Apple Silentype

The Apple Silentype is Apple Computer, Inc.'s first printer, announced in 1979 and released in March 1980 for US$599, shortly after the Apple II Plus.

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AppleTalk was a proprietary suite of networking protocols developed by Apple Inc. for their Macintosh computers.

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Applix 1616

The Applix 1616 was a kit computer with a Motorola 68000 CPU, produced by a small company called Applix in Sydney, Australia, from 1986 to the early 1990s.

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Atari SIO

The Serial Input/Output system, universally known as SIO, was a proprietary peripheral bus and related software protocol stacks used on the Atari 8-bit family to provide most input/output duties for those computers.

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Audio/modem riser

The audio/modem riser, also known as an AMR, is a riser expansion slot found on the motherboards of some Pentium III, Pentium 4, Duron, and Athlon personal computers.

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A backplane (or "backplane system") is a group of electrical connectors in parallel with each other, so that each pin of each connector is linked to the same relative pin of all the other connectors, forming a computer bus.

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Barnacle (slang)

The word barnacle is a slang term used in electrical engineering to indicate a change made to a product on the manufacturing floor that was not part of the original product design.

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Biostar Microtech International Corp (Biostar) is a motherboard manufacturer based in Taiwan, designing and manufacturing of computer hardware products such as motherboards, video cards, expansion cards, thermal grease, headphones, home theater PCs, remote controls, desktops, barebone computers, system-on-chip solutions and industrial PCs.

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Blade server

A blade server is a stripped-down server computer with a modular design optimized to minimize the use of physical space and energy.

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Blind mate connector

A blind mate connector is differentiated from other types of connectors by the mating action that happens via a sliding or snapping action which can be accomplished without wrenches or other tools.

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Bus (computing)

In computer architecture, a bus (a contraction of the Latin omnibus) is a communication system that transfers data between components inside a computer, or between computers.

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Card may refer to.

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Chinese language card

A Chinese language card or Chinese character card is a computer expansion card that improves the ability of computers to process Chinese text.

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In a computer system, a chipset is a set of electronic components in an integrated circuit known as a "Data Flow Management System" that manages the data flow between the processor, memory and peripherals.

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Cisco LocalDirector

Cisco LocalDirector is a server load balancing appliance, discontinued in 2003, based on the Network Address Translation (NAT) technology Cisco Systems acquired when they bought Network Translation, Inc.

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Cisco PIX

Cisco PIX (Private Internet eXchange) was a popular IP firewall and network address translation (NAT) appliance.

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Classic Mac OS

Classic Mac OS is a colloquial term used to describe a series of operating systems developed for the Macintosh family of personal computers by Apple Inc. from 1984 until 2001.

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Columbia Data Products

Columbia Data Products (CDP) was a company which produced some of the first IBM PC clones.

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Compaq SystemPro

The SystemPro from Compaq, released in November 1989, was arguably the first true PC based server.

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Comparison of Firefox OS devices

Firefox OS is an operating system for mobile devices.

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Comparison of Macintosh models

This is a comparison of Macintosh models, produced by Apple Inc. This list encompasses current models only.

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Compatibility card

A compatibility card is an expansion card for computers that allows it to have hardware emulation with another device.

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Computer case

A computer case, also known as a computer chassis, tower, system unit or cabinet, is the enclosure that contains most of the components of a computer (usually excluding the display, keyboard and mouse).

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Computer case screws

Computer case screws are the hardware used to secure parts of a PC to the case.

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Computer display standard

Computer display standards are a combination of aspect ratio, display size, display resolution, color depth, and refresh rate.

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Computer form factor

In computing, the form factor is the specification of a motherboard – the dimensions, power supply type, location of mounting holes, number of ports on the back panel, etc.

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Computer hardware

Computer hardware includes the physical parts or components of a computer, such as the central processing unit, monitor, keyboard, computer data storage, graphic card, sound card and motherboard.

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Controller (computing)

In computing and especially in computer hardware, a controller is a chip, an expansion card, or a stand-alone device that interfaces with a peripheral device.

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Conventional PCI

Conventional PCI, often shortened to PCI, is a local computer bus for attaching hardware devices in a computer.

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Converged network adapter

A converged network adapter (CNA), also called a converged network interface controller (C-NIC), is a computer input/output device that combines the functionality of a host bus adapter (HBA) with a network interface controller (NIC).

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Cordata CS40

The Cordata CS40 was a model of IBM PC Compatible computer made by Cordata.

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Corvus Systems

Corvus Systems was a technology company founded by Michael D'Addio and Mark Hahn in 1979 and located in San Jose, Silicon Valley, in the United States.

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Cromemco Octart

The Cromemco Octart was an expansion card made by Cromemco for their range of S-100 bus based computer systems.

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CST Thor

The CST Thor series of personal computers were Sinclair QL-compatible systems designed and produced by Cambridge Systems Technology during the late 1980s.

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Currah was a British computer peripheral manufacturer, famous mainly for the speech synthesis ROM cartridges it designed for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, and other 8-bit home computers of the 1980s.

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Database tuning

Database tuning describes a group of activities used to optimize and homogenize the performance of a database.

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A datacard is an electronic card for data operations (storage, transfer, transformation, input, output).

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Daughter (disambiguation)

A daughter is a female offspring.

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The DECstation was a brand of computers used by DEC, and refers to three distinct lines of computer systems—the first released in 1978 as a word processing system, and the latter (more widely known) two both released in 1989.

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The Dell Remote Access Controller or DRAC is an out-of-band management platform on certain Dell servers.

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Dell Precision

Dell Precision Workstations are computers intended as workstations for CAD / Architecture / CG professionals, or as small-scale business servers.

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Desktop computer

A desktop computer is a personal computer designed for regular use at a single location on or near a desk or table due to its size and power requirements.

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Device control register

In computing, a device control register is a hardware register that controls some computer hardware device, for example a peripheral or an expansion card.

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DexDrive is a brand of game console memory card readers that allowed data to be accessed by a PC.

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Diagnostic board

In electronic systems a diagnostic board is a specialized device with diagnostic circuitry on a printed circuit board that connects to a computer or other electronic equipment replacing an existing module, or plugging into an expansion card slot.

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Dialogic telephony cards

Dialogic telephony cards was a line of PC expansion cards developed in 1990s by Dialogic Inc., at the time Media & Signaling Division of Intel Corporation, for computer telephony applications.

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Diamond Multimedia

Diamond Multimedia is an American company that specializes in many forms of multimedia technology.

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DIP switch

A DIP switch is a manual electric switch that is packaged with others in a group in a standard dual in-line package (DIP).

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Disk array controller

A disk array controller is a device which manages the physical disk drives and presents them to the computer as logical units.

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DragonBox Pyra

The DragonBox Pyra is an upcoming Linux-based handheld computer equipped with a keyboard and gaming controls.

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DTX (form factor)

The DTX form factor is a variation of ATX specification designed especially for small form factor PCs (especially for HTPCs) with dimensions of.

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Edge connector

An edge connector is the portion of a printed circuit board (PCB) consisting of traces leading to the edge of the board that are intended to plug into a matching socket.

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Elan Graphics

Elan Graphics is a computer graphics architecture for Silicon Graphics computer workstations.

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Electronic kit

An electronic kit is a package of electrical components used to build an electronic device.

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Electronics Today International

Electronics Today International or ETI was a magazine for electronics hobbyists and professionals.

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Electrostatic-sensitive device

An electrostatic-sensitive device (often abbreviated ESD) is any component (primarily electrical) which can be damaged by common static charges which build up on people, tools, and other non-conductors or semiconductors.

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Ensoniq Corp. was an American electronics manufacturer, best known throughout the mid-1980s and 1990s for its musical instruments, principally samplers and synthesizers.

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Ensoniq MR61

The Ensoniq MR61 is a 61-key music workstation synthesizer that Ensoniq released in 1996.

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Ensoniq SoundscapeDB

The SoundscapeDB is an Ensoniq-designed and produced MIDI daughtercard designed to interface with the "Waveblaster" pin header available on many older sound cards.

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Expansion may refer to.

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Expansion card

In computing, the expansion card, expansion board, adapter card or accessory card is a printed circuit board that can be inserted into an electrical connector, or expansion slot, on a computer motherboard, backplane or riser card to add functionality to a computer system via the expansion bus.

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ExpressCard, initially called NEWCARD, is an interface to connect peripheral devices to a computer, usually a laptop computer.

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Extended memory

In DOS memory management, extended memory refers to memory above the first megabyte (220 bytes) of address space in an IBM PC or compatible with an 80286 or later processor.

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Extended System Configuration Data

The Extended System Configuration Data (ESCD) is a specification for configuring x86 computers of the ISA PNP era.

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Feature connector

The feature connector was an internal connector found mostly in some older ISA, VESA Local Bus, and PCI graphics cards, but also on some early AGP ones.

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Ferguson Big Board

The Big Board (1980) and Big Board II (1982) were Z80 based single-board computers designed by Jim Ferguson.

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FlexATX is a motherboard form factor derived from ATX.

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FPGA Mezzanine Card

FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) is an ANSI/VITA (VMEbus International Trade Association) 57.1 standard that defines I/O mezzanine modules with connection to an FPGA or other device with re-configurable I/O capability.

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Frame grabber

A frame grabber is an electronic device that captures (i.e., "grabs") individual, digital still frames from an analog video signal or a digital video stream.

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Game port

The game port, originally introduced on the Game Control Adapter, is a device port that was found on IBM PC compatible and other computer systems throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

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GlobalView was an integrated “desktop environment” including word-processing, desktop-publishing, and simple calculation (spreadsheet) and database functionality, developed at Xerox Parc as a way to run the software originally developed for their Xerox Alto, Xerox Star and Xerox Daybreak 6085 specialized workstations on SUN Microsystems workstations and IBM PC-based platforms.

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Glossary of computer hardware terms

This is a glossary of terms relating to computer hardware – physical computer hardware, architectural issues, and peripherals.

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Graphics processing unit

A graphics processing unit (GPU) is a specialized electronic circuit designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display device.

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Hardcard is the genericized trademark for a hard disk drive, disk controller, and host adapter on an expansion card for a personal computer.

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Hercules Graphics Card

The Hercules Graphics Card (HGC) is a computer graphics controller made by Hercules Computer Technology, Inc. that combines IBM's text-only MDA display standard with a bitmapped graphics mode.

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History of video games

The history of video games goes as far back as the early 1950s, when academic computer scientists began designing simple games and simulations as part of their research.

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Home computer

Home computers were a class of microcomputers entering the market in 1977, and becoming common during the 1980s.

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Host controller interface (USB, Firewire)

A host controller interface (HCI) is a register-level interface that enables a host controller for USB or IEEE 1394 hardware to communicate with a host controller driver in software.

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HP Integrated Lights-Out

Integrated Lights-Out, or iLO, is a proprietary embedded server management technology by Hewlett-Packard which provides out-of-band management facilities.

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HP Precision Bus

The HP Precision bus (also called HP-PB and HP-NIO) is the data transfer bus of the proprietary Hewlett Packard architecture HP 3000 and later many variants of the HP 9000 series of UNIX systems.

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HP Superdome

The HP Superdome is a high-end server computer developed and produced by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (formerly Hewlett-Packard).

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HP Xpander

The HP Xpander (F1903A) aka "Endeavour" was to be Hewlett-Packard's newest graphing calculator in 2001, but the project was cancelled in November 2001 months before it was scheduled to go into production.

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IBM 3270

The IBM 3270 is a class of block oriented computer terminal (sometimes called display devices) introduced by IBM in 1971 normally used to communicate with IBM mainframes.

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IBM BladeCenter

The IBM BladeCenter was IBM's blade server architecture, until it was replaced by Flex System.

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IBM PC compatible

IBM PC compatible computers are computers similar to the original IBM PC, XT, and AT, able to use the same software and expansion cards.

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IBM PC Series

The IBM PC Series personal computer was the follow-on to the IBM PS/ValuePoint and IBM Personal System/2.

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IBM Personal Computer

The IBM Personal Computer, commonly known as the IBM PC, is the original version and progenitor of the IBM PC compatible hardware platform.

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IBM Personal System/2

The Personal System/2 or PS/2 was IBM's third generation of personal computers.

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IEEE 802.11

IEEE 802.11 is a set of media access control (MAC) and physical layer (PHY) specifications for implementing wireless local area network (WLAN) computer communication in the 900 MHz and 2.4, 3.6, 5, and 60 GHz frequency bands.

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IMac G3

The iMac G3 is a series of personal computers designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple Computer, Inc. from 1998 to 2003.

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IMPACT (computer graphics)

IMPACT (sometimes spelled Impact) is a computer graphics architecture for Silicon Graphics computer workstations.

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Industrial PC

An industrial PC is an x86 PC-based computing platform for industrial applications.

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Inprocomm, Inc. (formerly Integrated Programmable Communications, Inc.) was a wireless semiconductor design firm, based in Taiwan.

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Interactive C

Interactive C is a program which uses a modified version of ANSI C with several libraries and features that allow hobbyists to program small robotics platforms.

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Internet access

Internet access is the ability of individuals and organizations to connect to the Internet using computer terminals, computers, and other devices; and to access services such as email and the World Wide Web.

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Interrupt request (PC architecture)

In a computer, an interrupt request (or IRQ) is a hardware signal sent to the processor that temporarily stops a running program and allows a special program, an interrupt handler, to run instead.

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IO Accelerator

The HP StorageWorks IO Accelerator is a type of solid-state drive in a mezzanine card form factor for HP's BladeSystem c-Class servers.

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Input/output operations per second (IOPS, pronounced eye-ops) is an input/output performance measurement used to characterize computer storage devices like hard disk drives (HDD), solid state drives (SSD), and storage area networks (SAN).

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IrisVision was an expansion card developed by Silicon Graphics for IBM compatible PCs in 1991 and was one of the first 3D accelerator cards available for the high-end PC market.

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Joseph Sgro

Joseph A. Sgro (born September 20, 1949, San Diego, California) is a mathematician, neurologist / neurophysiologist, and an engineering technologist / entrepreneur in the field of frame grabbers, high-speed cameras, smart cameras, image processors, and related computer vision and machine vision technologies.

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Kickstart (Amiga)

Kickstart is the bootstrap firmware of the Amiga computers developed by Commodore.

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Kontron AG is a German-based multinational company which designs and manufactures embedded computer modules, boards and systems.

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List of computer bus interfaces

This is a partial list of expansion bus interfaces, or expansion card slots, for installation of expansion cards.

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List of Dell PowerEdge Servers

Dell PowerEdge is a server line by Dell, following the naming convention for other Dell products: the PowerVault (data storage) and the PowerConnect (data transfer & switches).

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List of Sega arcade system boards

The following is a list of arcade system boards released by Sega.

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Local bus

In computer architecture, a local bus is a computer bus that connects directly, or almost directly, from the CPU to one or more slots on the expansion bus.

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Low Pin Count

The Low Pin Count bus, or LPC bus, is a computer bus used on IBM-compatible personal computers to connect low-bandwidth devices to the CPU, such as the boot ROM, "legacy" I/O devices (integrated into a super I/O chip), and Trusted Platform Module (TPM).

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M-Modules are a mezzanine standard mainly used in industrial computers.

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M.2, formerly known as the Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF), is a specification from 2013 for internally mounted computer expansion cards and associated connectors.

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Mac Mini

The Mac mini (marketed and branded with lowercase "mini" as Mac mini) is a small desktop computer manufactured by Apple Inc. Like earlier mini-ITX PC designs, it is square and tall.

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Mac Pro

The Mac Pro is a series of workstation and server computers designed, manufactured and sold by Apple Inc. since 2006.

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The Mac286 was an Intel 80286-based MS-DOS coprocessor expansion card for one of Apple Computer's first expandable Macintosh computers, the 1987 Macintosh II.

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Macintosh conversion

To date, two methods have been used to make a personal computer, not offered by Apple, but able to run the Mac operating system: either create a Macintosh Conversion or build a Macintosh clone.

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Macintosh II

The Macintosh II is a personal computer designed, manufactured and sold by Apple Computer, Inc. from March 1987 to January 1990.

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Macintosh II family

The Macintosh II is a family of personal computers that was designed, manufactured and sold by Apple Computer, Inc. from 1987 to 1993.

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Macintosh IIci

The Macintosh IIci is a personal computer designed, manufactured and sold by Apple Computer, Inc. from September 1989 to February 1993.

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Macintosh operating systems

The family of Macintosh operating systems developed by Apple Inc. includes the graphical user interface-based operating systems it has designed for use with its Macintosh series of personal computers since 1984, as well as the related system software it once created for compatible third-party systems.

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Master Gear

The Master Gear, Master Gear Converter, or Master Gear Adaptor is a handheld game console peripheral invented by King-Ho So for Kalplus Limited with the purpose of allowing 50-pin Master System cartridges to fit into and function on a Game Gear.

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The MCM/70 was a pioneering microcomputer first built in 1973 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and released the next year, making it one of the first microcomputers in the world, the second to be shipped in completed form, and the first portable computer.

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Mezzanine (disambiguation)

A mezzanine is an intermediate floor between main floors of a building.

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microATX (sometimes referred to as µATX, uATX or mATX) is a standard for motherboards that was introduced in December 1997.

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MIDI (short for Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a technical standard that describes a communications protocol, digital interface, and electrical connectors that connect a wide variety of electronic musical instruments, computers, and related music and audio devices.

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Minerva (QDOS reimplementation)

Written by Laurence Reeves in England, Minerva was a reimplementation of Sinclair QDOS, the built-in operating system of the Sinclair QL line of personal computers.

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Mini-ITX is a motherboard, developed by VIA Technologies in 2001.

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Mobile daughter card

The mobile daughter card, also known as an MDC or CDC (communications daughter card), is a notebook version of the AMR slot on the motherboard of a desktop computer.

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A modem (modulator–demodulator) is a network hardware device that modulates one or more carrier wave signals to encode digital information for transmission and demodulates signals to decode the transmitted information.

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A motherboard (sometimes alternatively known as the mainboard, system board, baseboard, planar board or logic board, or colloquially, a mobo) is the main printed circuit board (PCB) found in general purpose microcomputers and other expandable systems.

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Music Construction Set

Will Harvey's Music Construction Set (MCS) is a music composition notation program designed by Will Harvey for the Apple II and published by Electronic Arts in 1984.

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Neo Geo (system)

The, stylised as NEO・GEO, also written as NEOGEO, is a cartridge-based arcade system board and fourth-generation home video game console released on April 26, 1990, by Japanese game company SNK Corporation.

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Network interface controller

A network interface controller (NIC, also known as a network interface card, network adapter, LAN adapter or physical network interface, and by similar terms) is a computer hardware component that connects a computer to a computer network.

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Nintendo DSi

The is a dual-screen handheld game console released by Nintendo.

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NorthStar Horizon

The NorthStar Horizon was a popular 8-bit S-100 bus computer introduced in October 1977.

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NuBus (pron. 'New Bus') is a 32-bit parallel computer bus, originally developed at MIT and standardized in 1987 as a part of the NuMachine workstation project.

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The Nvidia NV1, manufactured by SGS-THOMSON Microelectronics under the model name STG2000, was a multimedia PCI card released in 1995.

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Nvidia DGX-1

Nvidia DGX-1 is a line of Nvidia produced servers and workstations which specialize in using GPGPU to accelerate deep learning applications.

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NVM Express

NVM Express (NVMe) or Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface Specification (NVMHCIS) is an open logical device interface specification for accessing non-volatile storage media attached via a PCI Express (PCIe) bus.

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Outbound laptop

The Outbound laptop is an Apple Macintosh-compatible laptop computer.

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Palm TX

The Palm TX (written as "Palm T|X" in official documentation) was a personal digital assistant which was produced by Palm, Inc. It was announced and released as part of Palm's October 2005 product cycle, and was in production until March 2009.

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PC Card

In computing, PC Card is a configuration for computer parallel communication peripheral interface, designed for laptop computers.

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PC-9800 series

The, commonly shortened to PC-98, is a lineup of Japanese 16-bit and 32-bit personal computers manufactured by NEC from 1982 through 2000.

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The is a 32-bit home video game console made by NEC Home Electronics.

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PCI Express

PCI Express (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express), officially abbreviated as PCIe or PCI-e, is a high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard, designed to replace the older PCI, PCI-X, and AGP bus standards.

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PCI hole

The PCI hole or PCI memory hole is a limitation of 32-bit hardware and 32-bit operating systems that causes a computer to appear to have less memory available than is physically installed.

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PCI-X, short for Peripheral Component Interconnect eXtended, is a computer bus and expansion card standard that enhances the 32-bit PCI local bus for higher bandwidth demanded mostly by servers and workstations.

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Pentium II

The Pentium II brand refers to Intel's sixth-generation microarchitecture ("P6") and x86-compatible microprocessors introduced on May 7, 1997.

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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.

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Peripheral bus

In computing, a peripheral bus is a computer bus designed to support computer peripherals like printers and hard drives.

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Personal computer

A personal computer (PC) is a multi-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use.

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PhysX is a proprietary realtime physics engine middleware SDK.

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Pico-ITX is a PC motherboard form factor announced by VIA Technologies in January 2007 and demonstrated later the same year at CeBIT.

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Piggyback, piggy-back, or piggybacking may mean.

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Pin compatibility

In electronics, pin-compatible devices are electronic components, generally integrated circuits or expansion cards, sharing a common footprint and with the same functions assigned or usable on the same pins.

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Pizza box form factor

In computing, a pizza box is a style of case for computers or network switches.

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Platform Controller Hub

The Platform Controller Hub (PCH) is a family of Intel chipsets, introduced circa 2008.

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Plug and play

In computing, a plug and play (PnP) device or computer bus, is one with a specification that facilitates the discovery of a hardware component in a system without the need for physical device configuration or user intervention in resolving resource conflicts.

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Plus Development

Plus Development Corporation was a majority-owned subsidiary of Quantum Corporation and invented the Hardcard hard disk drive on a card which started a wave of companies producing similar products in the late 1980s.

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POST card

In computing, a POST card is a plug-in interface card that displays progress and error codes generated during power-on self-test (POST) of a computer.

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Power Macintosh 7200

The Power Macintosh 7200 (sold as a Power Macintosh 8200 in Europe) is a personal computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple Computer, Inc. from August 1995 to February 1997.

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Power Macintosh 8500

The Power Macintosh 8500 (sold as the Power Macintosh 8515 in Europe and Japan) is a personal computer designed, manufactured and sold by Apple Computer from August 1995 to February 1997.

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Power Macintosh 9500

The Power Macintosh 9500 (sold as Power Macintosh 9515 in Europe and Asia) is a personal computer designed, manufactured and sold by Apple Computer, Inc. from May 1995 to February 1997.

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Power Macintosh G3

The Power Macintosh G3 (also sold with additional software as the Macintosh Server G3) is a series of personal computers designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple Computer, Inc. from November 1997 to August 1999.

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PowerBook 2400c

The PowerBook 2400c (codenames: "Comet", "Nautilus") is a subnotebook in Apple Computer's PowerBook range of Macintosh computers, weighing.

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PowWow (Power Optimized Hardware and Software FrameWork for Wireless Motes) is a wireless sensor network (WSN) mote developed by the Cairn team of IRISA/INRIA.

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Processor Direct Slot

Processor Direct Slot or PDS introduced by Apple Computer, in several of their Macintosh models, provided a limited measure of hardware expandibility, without going to the expense (in both desktop space and selling price) of providing full-fledged bus expansion slots.

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Rainbow 100

The Rainbow 100 was a microcomputer introduced by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in 1982.

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Real-time simulation

Real-time simulation refers to a computer model of a physical system that can execute at the same rate as actual "wall clock" time.

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Riser card

A riser card is a printed circuit board that picks up a multitude of signal lines (often bused) via a single connector (usually an edge connector) on a motherboard and distributes them via dedicated connectors on the card.

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Roland JV-2080

The Roland JV-2080 is a rack-mount expandable MIDI sound module, and an improved version of the Roland JV-1080.

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Roland Sound Canvas

Roland/Edirol Sound Canvas lineup is a series of General MIDI based PCM sound modules and PC sound cards primarily intended for computer music usage, created by Japanese manufacturer Roland Corporation.

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S-100 bus

The S-100 bus or Altair bus, IEEE696-1983 (withdrawn), was an early computer bus designed in 1974 as a part of the Altair 8800.

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Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Samsung Galaxy S7 Active are Android smartphones manufactured and marketed by Samsung Electronics.

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SATA Express

SATA Express (abbreviated from Serial ATA Express and sometimes unofficially shortened to SATAe) is a computer bus interface that supports both Serial ATA (SATA) and PCI Express (PCIe) storage devices, initially standardized in the SATA 3.2 specification.

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Scheduling (computing)

In computing, scheduling is the method by which work specified by some means is assigned to resources that complete the work.

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Serial ATA

Serial ATA (SATA, abbreviated from Serial AT Attachment) is a computer bus interface that connects host bus adapters to mass storage devices such as hard disk drives, optical drives, and solid-state drives.

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Serial port

In computing, a serial port is a serial communication interface through which information transfers in or out one bit at a time (in contrast to a parallel port).

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Shield (disambiguation)

A shield is a hand-held protective device meant to intercept attacks.

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Single-board computer

A single-board computer (SBC) is a complete computer built on a single circuit board, with microprocessor(s), memory, input/output (I/O) and other features required of a functional computer.

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Slot may refer to.

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Small form factor

A small form factor (SFF) is a computer form factor designed to minimize the volume and footprint of a desktop computer.

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Sound Blaster 16

The Sound Blaster 16 is a series of sound cards by Creative Technology.

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Sound Blaster AWE32

The Sound Blaster AWE32 is an ISA sound card from Creative Technology.

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Sound card

A sound card (also known as an audio card) is an internal expansion card that provides input and output of audio signals to and from a computer under control of computer programs.

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StarTech.com is an ISO 9001 registered technology manufacturer, specializing in hard-to-find connectivity parts, primarily used in the information technology and professional A/V industries.

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The STD Bus is a computer bus that was used primarily for industrial control systems, but has also found applications in computing.

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The STEbus (also called the IEEE-1000 bus) is a non-proprietary, processor-independent, computer bus with 8 data lines and 20 address lines.

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Steve Wozniak

Stephen Gary Wozniak (born on August 11, 1950), often referred to by the nickname Woz, is an American inventor, electronics engineer, programmer, philanthropist, and technology entrepreneur who co-founded Apple Computer, Inc.

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Sundance (video game)

Sundance is a puzzle arcade game using vector graphics released by Cinematronics in 1979.

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System bus

A system bus is a single computer bus that connects the major components of a computer system, combining the functions of a data bus to carry information, an address bus to determine where it should be sent, and a control bus to determine its operation.

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Texas Instruments TI-99/4A

The Texas Instruments TI-99/4A is a home computer, released June 1981 in the United States at a price of $525 ($ adjusted for inflation).

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Timeline of DOS operating systems

This article presents a timeline of events in the history of x86 DOS operating systems from 1973 to 2016.

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Traffic message channel

Traffic Message Channel (TMC) is a technology for delivering traffic and travel information to motor vehicle drivers.

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The transputer is a series of pioneering microprocessors from the 1980s, featuring integrated memory and serial communication links, intended for parallel computing.

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Tuner (radio)

A tuner is a subsystem that receives radio frequency (RF) transmissions like radio broadcasts and converts the selected carrier frequency and its associated bandwidth into a fixed frequency that is suitable for further processing, usually because a lower frequency is used on the output.

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Turbo button

On personal computers, the turbo button is a button which provides two run states for the computer: normal (full) speed or a reduced speed.

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TV tuner card

A TV tuner card is a kind of television tuner that allows television signals to be received by a computer.

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Ultra ATX

Ultra ATX is an motherboard form factor proposed by Foxconn during CES in January 2008.

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USB 3.0

USB 3.0 is the third major version of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) standard for interfacing computers and electronic devices.

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VESA Local Bus

The VESA Local Bus (usually abbreviated to VL-Bus or VLB) was a short-lived expansion bus that was mostly used in personal computers.

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Video card

A video card (also called a display card, graphics card, display adapter or graphics adapter) is an expansion card which generates a feed of output images to a display (such as a computer monitor).

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Video Toaster

The NewTek Video Toaster is a combination of hardware and software for the editing and production of NTSC standard-definition video.

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Videx, Inc. is a Corvallis, Oregon manufacturer of computer hardware such as access control products and data collection terminals.

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Visual 50

The Visual 50 is a terminal created by Visual Technology, Inc., which was located in Tewksbury, Massachusetts.

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Watchdog timer

A watchdog timer (sometimes called a computer operating properly or COP timer, or simply a watchdog) is an electronic timer that is used to detect and recover from computer malfunctions.

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Wavetable synthesis

Wavetable synthesis is a sound synthesis technique used to create periodic waveforms.

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Wireless network interface controller

A wireless network interface controller (WNIC) is a network interface controller which connects to a wireless radio-based computer network, rather than a wired network, such as Token Ring or Ethernet.

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Yamaha XG

Yamaha XG (EXtended General MIDI) is an extension to the General MIDI standard, created by Yamaha.

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Zilog Z80

The Z80 CPU is an 8-bit based microprocessor.

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Zoran Corporation

Zoran Corporation was a multinational digital technology company, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Silicon Valley, that was predominantly focused on designing and selling SoC (System on a Chip) integrated circuits for consumer electronics applications.

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ZX Printer

The Sinclair ZX Printer is a spark printer which was produced by Sinclair Research for its ZX81 home computer.

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ZX Spectrum

The ZX Spectrum is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research.

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3dfx Interactive

3dfx Interactive was a company headquartered in San Jose, California, founded in 1994, that specialized in the manufacturing of 3D graphics processing units, and later, graphics cards.

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68K/OS was a computer operating system developed by GST Computer Systems for the Sinclair QL microcomputer.

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