network interface controller


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network interface controller

(hardware, networking)
(NIC or "network interface card") An adapter circuit board installed in a computer to provide a physical connection to a network.

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Semiconductor company SMSC (NASDAQ:SMSC) on Monday declared the availability of its OS81092 Intelligent Network Interface Controller for MOST that is more cost effective.
A computer--a DEC, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, or other--can interface to the broadband LAN through a network interface controller.
Now, SMSC is proud to announce the availability of a cost-down version of the well established MOST50 Intelligent Network Interface Controller - the OS81092.
The INIC architecture is a combination of a network interface controller and network driver that runs on-chip.
SMSC's INIC is a special architecture for network interface controllers that has been developed to simplify the design of robust network nodes.
SMSC's new MOST50 intelligent network interface controller (INIC) OS81082 features a special signal processing technology known as ePHY, which enables it to communicate over shielded or unshielded copper cables, in addition to POF.
Input and output data is TTL (transistor-transistor logic), compatible with MOST network interface controller ICs.
He is credited with developing the world's first Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) network interface controller (NIC) and single-chip multi-channel GbE switch.
The DPO4000 provides the foundation for Datamax's DMXNet Print Server Card, an internal Network Interface Controller that enables the printer to provide Ethernet/Internet connectivity.
At Cisco, he pioneered the development and use of ternary content-addressable memories (TCAMs) in communications systems, and developed the world's first Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) network interface controller (NIC) and multichannel GbE switch.
a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, has announced that the BMW Group is continuing to broaden the proliferation of MOST(R) technology in its vehicle infotainment networks, using Microchip's Intelligent Network Interface Controllers (INICs).

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