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Main board / motherboard and other computer abbreviations


Mainboard / motherboard and other computer abbreviations

1GL, 2GL, 3GL, 4GL First, Second, Third, Fourth... Generation Language
AC/DC Alternating Current / Direct Current
ACPI Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
AGP Accelerated Graphics Port
API Application Program Interface
APM Advanced Power Management
ATAPI Advanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface
B2B Business To Business
BASIC Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
BBS Bulletin Board System
BCPL Basic Computer Programming Language
BIFF Binary Interchange File Format
BINHEX Binary Hexadecimal
BIOS Basic Input Output System
Bit Binary Digit
Byte Binary Term
CAD Computer Aided Design
CAI Computer Aided Instruction
CAM Computer Aided Manufacturing
CAS Column Address Select, Computer Aided Styling
CBT Computer Based Training
CD Compact Disc
CDC Connected Device Configuration
CGA Color Graphics Array
CGI Computer Graphics Interface, Common Gateway Interface
CHS Cylinder Head Section
CIR Committed Information Rate
CODEC Compressor Decompressor
CPU Central Processor Unit
DDR DIMM Double Data Rate DIMM
DIMM Dual Inline Memory Modules
DIN Deutsche Industrie Norm
DMA Direct Memory Access
DOS Disk Operating System
DPMS Display Power Management System
DRAM Dynamic Random Access Memory
DVD Digital Versatile Disc
ECC Error Checking and Correction
ECP Enhanced/Extended Capabilities Port
EEPROM Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
EIDE Extended Integrated Drive Electronics
EISA Extended Industry Standard Architecture
EPP Extended Printer Port
EPROM Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
ESCD Extended System Configuration Data
FDC Floppy Disk Controller
HDD Hard Disk Drive
HTML Hypertext Markup Language
I/O Input Output
ICU ISA Configuration Utility
IDE Integrated Drive Electronics
IR Infrared
IrDA Infrared Data Association
IRQ Interrupt Request
ISA Industry Standard Architecture
ISDN Integrated Services Digital Network
ISP Internet Service Provider
LAN Local Area Network
LBA Logical Block Addressing
LED Light Emitting Diode
LPT Line Printer Port
MCA Micro Channel Architecture
MIDI Musical Instrument Digital Interface
MMX Multimedia Extensions
MODEM Modulator Demodulator
MP3 MPEG Audio Layer 3
MPEG Moving Pictures Experts Group
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
OS Operating System
PC Personal computer
PCB Printed Circuit Board
PCI Peripheral Component Interface, Peripheral Component Interconnect Local Bus
PIO Programmed I/O
PnP Plug-and-Play
POST Power-On-Self-Test
PPP Point-to-Point Protocol
PS/2 Personal System 2
RAM Random Access Memory
RAS Remote Access Service
RDRAM Rambus RAM
ROM Read Only Memory
RPM Rotations Per Minute
RTC Real Time Clock
SCSI Small Computer Systems Interface
SDRAM Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
SDTR Sustained Data Transfer Rate
SIR Serial Infrared
SMART Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology
SMBus System Management Bus
SPD DIMM Serial Presence Detect DIMM
TCP/IP Transfer Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
TWAIN Technology Without Any Interesting Name
UART Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter
USB Universal Serial Bus
USWC Uncacheable, Speculative Write Combining
VGA Virtual Graphics Adapter
VIO Adjustable Vcore Voltage
VPN Virtual Private Network
VPS Voice Processing System
VRML Virtual Reality Markup/Modelling Language
VXML Voice Extensible Markup Language
WAIS Wide Area Information Server
WAN Wide Area Network
WAP Wireless Application Protocol
WLAN Wireless Local Area Network
WORM Write Once, Read Many
WYSIWYG What You See Is What You Get
XGA Extended Graphics Array
XML Extensible Markup Language
XMM Extended Memory Manager
XOFF / XON Transmitter Off / Transmitter On
XMS Extended Memory Specification

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