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emulator

[′em·yə‚lād·ər]
(computer science)
The microprogram-assisted macroprogram which allows a computer to run programs written for another computer.

emulator

Hardware or software that performs emulation.

emulator

Hardware, software or a combination of the two that enables a computer to run programs for another platform. In the past, an emulator was hardware, and a "simulator" was software. Today, emulator more often refers to software. For example, Apple's iOS "simulator" and Google's Android "emulator" are both software utilities that run their respective mobile apps in the computer for testing purposes.

An Emulator Is a Translator
Emulators translate the machine language of a foreign application into the machine language of the computer with the emulator. The operating system may already be ported to the current computer, or it too may be emulated. See emulate, x86 emulator, simulator, terminal emulation, Wine, 3270 emulator, disk emulator, FX 32, ROM emulator, ICE, Mac emulator and Virtual PC for Mac.
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This solution is better suited for smaller organizations with fewer satellite offices, since each office will have to be equipped with the emulation software. For organizations that want a basic approximation of the end-user experience, agent-based solutions, often offered as services, can be cost-effective.
And what he was offering was certainly generous: the Windows XP desktop operating system and Office XP applications software for 14,000 PCs, supplemented with copies of the VirtualPC terminal emulation software (for legacy application access) and licensing and support terms extended well beyond the norm, all for the bargain price of EU27.3 million, according to reports.
The company is essentially a terminal emulation software provider, which competes with the likes of WRQ, NetManage, Hummingbird and IBM.
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The technology of in-circuit emulation addresses many of these issues by allowing designers to quickly create a hardware model of a chip design using proprietary emulation software that maps the design onto reprogrammable circuitry.
From this single point, in a secure environment using single sign-on, the user can access Windows and UNIX applications, Web-based e-business applications or legacy applications delivered through integrated emulation software.
A pure Java Windows NT or 2000 control center provides users with a consistent delivery method, eliminating the need for emulation software. The enhanced Postal Directory Browser enables users to browse the postal directories of nine countries for data verification and auditing address discrepancies.
Not only does this emulation software cost money, it often has to be repurchased as you upgrade PC'S and frequently reduces the performance of both your PC'S and server.
Quickturn's emulation software will automate the process for RTL partitioning and FPGA synthesis.
The data need periodically to be migrated or refreshed, perhaps in conjunction with the creation of "emulation software" for outmoded computer programs.
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