hardware interface


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hardware interface

An architecture used to interconnect two devices together. It includes the design of the plug and socket, the type, number and purpose of the wires and the electrical signals that are passed across them. See standards - hardware interfaces.
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AMD (NYSE:AMD) developed the specification in collaboration with industry partners, including Raritan Computer, to enable hardware vendors to connect several different management subsystems to a common hardware interface within a server platform.
By limiting the number of ports on a single hardware interface, users can also contain port failures, limiting downtime to adjacent ports when swapping out the failed port.
EKRA's printer family will be fully integrated into Fuji's surface-mount line configuration, through a mechanical hardware interface and the Fuji software host interface to offer full compatibility.

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