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expansion slot

[ik′span·shən ‚slät]
(computer science)
A location in a computer system where additional facilities, especially circuit boards, can be plugged in to extend the computer's capability.

expansion slot

(hardware)
A connector in a computer into which an expansion card can be plugged. The connector supplies power to the card and connects it to the data bus, address bus and control signals of the motherboard.

expansion slot

A receptacle inside a computer or other electronic system that accepts a printed circuit board. The number of slots determines future expansion. See PC data buses, expansion port and expansion card.
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- TS-EC1680U-RP: 16-drive, 3U rackmount unit, Quad-Core Intel[R] Xeon[R] 3.4 GHz Processor, 4GB DDR3 ECC RAM (expandable to 32GB), 4x Gigabit LAN port, 10GbE ready (optional purchase), supports 3.5”/2.5” SATA 6Gbps hard drives/ SSD, hard drives hot-swappable, 2x internal cache port, 2x PCle expansion slot, 4x USB 3.0 port;
TS-879 Pro - 8-drive desktop unit, Dual-core Intel[R] Core[TM] i3-2120 Processor (3.3 GHz), 2GB DDR3 RAM, 1 expansion slot for storage expansion or network expansion, 2 Gigabit LAN ports.
The onboard 10/100/1000 Ethernet and SFP+ ports add networking capabilities, while the FMC HPC expansion slot along with PMOD headers offer versatile interface options.
Both handhelds feature the Springboard plug-and-play expansion slot. More than Springboard modules are available; the newest are the 16MB Backup and the eyemodule2 digital camera.
Also included is a built-in SD Card expansion slot, an infrared port, Pocket PC 2002 software, a 3.5" colour screen and side mounted controls.
The device also features a monochrome screen and an expansion slot able to boost the existing 8MB memory to 64MB with expansion cards.
The new module can be inserted into the Springboard expansion slot in the back of the Visor Platinum, Edge, Prism, Pro and Neo models for wireless connection to a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone.
The new models provide a postage stamp-sized expansion slot that offers plug-and-play use of the SD and MultiMediaCard media expansion formats.
The casings of the M100 will be in several colors, in order to compete with Handspring's low-end Visor device which is manufactured in ice, orange and blue along with an expansion slot for hardware accessories.
Slotting into the Springboard expansion slot on any Visor hand-held computer, the VisorPhone device is a complete GSM mobile phone containing a removable and recharchable Li-Ion battery pack, a speaker, a headset, an antenna, a SIM card reader and buttons for power on/off, voice and SMS functions.
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