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physical

1. of or concerned with matter and energy
2. of or relating to physics
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physical

(jargon)
The opposite of logical in its jargon sense. Compare real, virtual, and transparent.

It is said that what you can touch and see is real; what you can see but not touch is virtual; what you can touch but not see is transparent; and what you can neither touch nor see is probably imaginary.
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physical

Devices at the electronic, or machine, level. Contrast with logical. See logical vs. physical.
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Remote PHY is fast becoming the preferred approach for many cable operators for DAA, defined by CableLabs, offering significant total cost of ownership (TCO) benefits through a reduction of power, cooling and hub site sizing requirements.
On the top of IP physical routers (PHYs) the virtual routers (VRs) connected by virtual links (L) are depicted.
10G LAN PHY interfaces can be directly plugged into the customer Ethernet router port, thereby offering a significantly lower cost alternative to the customer than using traditional 10G / STM-64 interfaces.
"With the release of our USB 2.0 PHY we passed next significant milestone in our strategy to offer complete front-to-back IP solutions," said Wojciech Sakowski, Evatronix CEO.
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today announced their co-development of a DDR DRAM physical interface (DDR PHY)[1] product compatible with the recently announced DDR-PHY Interface (DFI) version 1.0 specification.
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM) , a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, has announced an eight-port octal physical layer (PHY) device that extends the reach of Ethernet over twisted pair cables.
Using a flexible configuration, the device can characterize local and/ or wide area network physical interfaces (LAN PHY and/ or WAN PHY) with the same test module at all available wavelengths.