short card

short card

[¦shȯrt ¦kärd]
(computer science)
A printed circuit board that is plugged into an expansion slot in a microcomputer and is only half the length of a full-size card.

short card

(hardware)
A half-length IBM PC expansion card or adaptor that will fit in one of the two short slots located toward the right rear of a standard chassis (tucked behind the floppy disk drives).

See also: tall card.

short card

In a PC, a plug-in printed circuit board that is half the length of a full-size board. Contrast with long card.


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But what about the short card I received from Chicago, signed Frederick Xerxes O'Bannon?
3V and 5V mode short card is installed in a free PCI slot and supplied by the PC making additional cabling unnecessary.
Most PCIe boards, though rated at X16 or X8, will "train" down to X4 or X1 speeds, allowing for universal use of the carrier board as long as the board fits into the short card form factor.