hot swapping

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hot swapping

(hardware)
The connection and disconnection of peripherals or other components without interrupting system operation. This facility may have design implications for both hardware and software.

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March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: PSEM), a leading supplier of high-speed and mixed-signal integrated circuits, today announced a family of 5V PCI Hot-Plugging and GTL termination bus switches for multiprocessor environments, such as fast growing web/network/internet servers.
Pericom is meeting market demands by providing a viable solution for our existing server/workstation customer base who demand the best hot-plugging of add-on cards to PCI bus-based computer and industrial systems.
USB supports up to 127 devices connected on a single network, and it also allows hot-plugging of peripheral devices.