expansion board

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expansion board

[ik′span·shən ‚bȯrd]
(computer science)
A printed circuit board that can be plugged into a computer to provide it with additional peripherals or enhancements, such as increased memory or communications facilities.
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All computers used for processing and mission control connect to the network via their standard Ethernet port, eliminating the need for a computing platform with an available peripheral card slot.
The design of a peripheral card for a PCIe system can use either a bridge or a native interface.
Since its inception in 1992, the PCI bus has become the I/O backbone of nearly every computing platform, and is the primary interface for desktop computers and peripheral cards.
which is a portable Compact-PCI (cPCI) enclosure with a 15-inch, high brightness TFT screen, keyboard and six 6U high slots for the system boards and/or application specific peripheral cards.
And with 15 expansion slots that can be populated with virtually any combination of peripheral cards, a Celeron or dual Pentium III based System 4 offers a powerful, cost-effective solution that's tough to match.
The units can be configured with CPCI single-board computers, power supplies and other peripherals, such as floppy drives, hard drives, CD drives, CPCI peripheral cards, rear I/O cards and mezzanine cards.
The controller, comprised of industry-standard interface and data acquisition cards, uses a 486DX, 33 MHz CPU engine to activate all peripheral cards via universal PC-AT bus.
Using the 3M cable assemblies, industry standard PCIe peripheral cards can be placed in virtually any orientation within a system chassis.
One the other hand, the same twin axial cable product can be positioned in a multitude of ways, offering much more freedom in the orientation of the peripheral cards.
Today's PCs are rapidly becoming heterogeneous multi-core computing environments with various PC peripheral cards having their own CPUs.
The SBC includes a variety of on-board peripherals which eliminate the need for additional standard I/O peripheral cards.
The EBC-855-G is a full-featured SBC with a variety of on-board peripherals which eliminate the need for additional standard I/O peripheral cards.

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