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VxD

VxD

(Virtual Device Driver) A special type of Windows driver that allows Windows to perform functions that cannot be done by applications communicating with Windows in the normal manner. VxDs run at the most privileged CPU mode (ring 0) and allow low-level interaction with the hardware and internal Windows functions, such as memory management. For example, the operating system kernel is a VxD. See kernel.
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Recently announced by the DMR Association, Vertex Standard VXD Series successfully completed interoperability testing that validate digital performance compatibility with both MOTOTRBO[TM] and SELEX Communications digital radios.
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The Windows 95/98 VxD Software Developer's Kit (SDK) contains a complete suite of software drivers, plus an I2C port for connectivity to external devices such as tuners and digital cameras.