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VxD

VxD

(Virtual Device Driver) A special type of Windows driver that allows Windows to perform functions that cannot be done by applications communicating with Windows in the normal manner. VxDs run at the most privileged CPU mode (ring 0) and allow low-level interaction with the hardware and internal Windows functions, such as memory management. For example, the operating system kernel is a VxD. See kernel.
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Current VxD drivers work in both Windows 95 and Windows 98, but VxD is not compatible between Windows 95 and Windows NT.
The new VXD Series enables analog radio users to gradually upgrade to digital as needed to make the most of their radio investments," said Mike Gray, Vertex Standard North America LMR Sales Vice President.
Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE:IMG), which provides System-on-Chip Intellectual Property (SoC IP), reported on 2 April that its POWERVR SGX graphics and POWERVR VXD multi-standard HD video technologies are included in Intel's Centrino Atom processor technology, as part of the Intel System Controller Hub.