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CSA(1) (Canadian Standards Association, Toronto, Ontario, www.csa.ca) A standards-defining organization founded in 1919. It is involved in many industries, including electronics, communications and information technology.
(2) (Communication Streaming Architecture) An Intel interface between the memory and network controllers. The CSA keeps that traffic off the PCI bus. See Intel Hub Architecture.
(3) (Client Server Architecture) See client/server.
(4) (CallPath Services Architecture) An IBM standard that integrates applications with the telephone system, designed for use with AT&T, Northern Telecom and other PBX vendors.
(5) See carrier serving area.
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Canadian Standards Association
In Canada, a membership organization serving industry, educational institutions, and government in the field of standardization, including the standardization of building components, materials, and testing. Also see Construction Specifications Institute Canada.
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