host processor

host processor

[′hōst ¦prä‚ses·ər]
(computer science)
The central computer in a hierarchical distributed processing system, which is typically located at some central site where it serves as a focal point for the collection of data, and often for the provision of services which cannot economically be distributed.
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Then a host processor can decide to retransmit it, wait a while and retransmit it, or try a different channel.
The US wireless technology developer Motorola Inc has expanded its integrated host processor family with two new members - the MPC8241 and the speed-enhanced MPC8245.
It integrates to the host processor through the system memory bus or an optional co-processor bus interface.
Alternative authentication via traditional match-on-host is less secure because fingerprint data is communicated with the host processor, which creates opportunities for hardware attacks and system malware.
As with its predecessor, the product line also supports the SATA 6Gb/s interface, which opens up the data path between the host processor and the SSD delivering improved overall system responsiveness including faster boot times and speedier application loads.
The product family provides flexible host processor and PHY interfacing via MII or RMII.
A consequence of this growth is the significant increase n signal speed and number of lines between the host processor, the display subsystem, and the imager to transfer media-rich content.
Designed for high-performance, high-bandwidth applications, the MPC7410 offers unrivaled PowerPC performance and provides a compelling solution for host processor requirements in next generation networking equipment.
By adding an independent host processor, the controller is constantly available to receive and execute host and buffer commands, thereby using the host's time more efficiently.
The microcontroller-based carrier board functions as a low-power host processor that integrates onboard environmental sensors, motion, gesture and time-of-flight sensors, digital microphones, Bluetooth low-energy, a sub-GHz transceiver and Wi-Fi, as well as Pmod and ArduinoTM Uno V3-compatible expansion connector interfaces.
The change in resistance is monitored, thermally compensated and converted to a digital value that can be read by the equipment's host processor using I2C or SPI communications protocols.
However, due to regional differences and physical constraints, it is not possible for the host processor in these platforms to support multiple multimedia, cellular or wireless standards such as HD/Graphics accelerators, WiFi (802.11), LTE, WiMax.