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    • Mini-USB

      Mini-USB

      A mini USB, also known as a Type B USB cable or USB 1.0 connector, is a type of USB cable and port that is designed for mobile devices, such as smartphones, MP3 players, and cameras. Mini USB cables work in the same way that regular USB cables do, in that they carry power from

    • How LED Lights Work

      How LED Lights Work

      LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are now found on almost every electronic device including MP3 players, DVD players, TVs, clock radios, and computers. LEDs have been popular for decades. However, today they are cheaper, brighter and come in more colors than ever before. While the incandescent light bulb has been the light of choice for at

    • Who Invented the Microphone?

      Who Invented the Microphone?

      A microphone is a device that converts acoustic power into electric power. Both the acoustic power and the electric power have similar wave characteristics that convert sound waves into electric voltages that eventually convert back into sound waves through speakers. Microphone were used with the first telephones, and then with radio transmitters soon after. Sir

    • Firewire to USB Adapter

      Firewire to USB Adapter

      The need may arise to use a nonstandard connection with a device. Such a need can occur when a Firewire connectible device is used in a USB connector or vice versa. An adapter is the most useful option for those who need to connect a Firewire device to a USB port or a USB device

    • How to Print to a File

      How to Print to a File

      When a document or other item is printed to a file instead of a local or networked printer, it allows the file to be saved in a format that can be used by a different printer. Information such as page and line breaks, font spacing, and other layout information is saved when printing a document

    • How Does USB Work?

      How Does USB Work?

      As technology has advanced over the past few decades, so has computer science. Because of this, there are now many different ways in which information can be transferred from one device to another. Servers, cables, modems, and computers all often work together in order to process and transfer data. A relatively new source of data

    • Mirroring

      Mirroring

      Mirroring is the automated process of writing data to two drives simultaneously. Mirroring is used to provide redundancy, backup, multiple concurrent accesses and uninterrupted accessibility. If one drive fails, the redundant drive will continue to store the data and provide access to it. The failed drive can then be replaced and the drive set can

    • Firewire

      Firewire

      Firewire, also known as IEEE 1394 and i.Link, is a high speed serial bus developed by Texas Instruments and Apple computers in the mid 1990s. Firewire is compatible with more than 63 electronic and digital devices, which makes it a great choice for many people. Technically speaking, Firewire is a PC serial bus interface standard

    • PCI Simple Communications Controller

      PCI Simple Communications Controller

      A PCI simple communications controller is a software component found on a computer that controls the PCI connected devices plugged into that computer. PCI (Practical Communication Interface) is a hardware component built into the computer that allows a wide variety of devices to physically connect to the computer via individual card slots. While the PCI

    • Fibre Channel

      Fibre Channel

      Fibre Channel is a set of standards for connecting storage devices in a fabric network. The Fibre Channel standard identifies a protocol and a collection of physical interfaces for managing computer peripheral components. This standard’s key purpose is managing large numbers of storage devices. Fibre Channel uses serial interfaces working at symbol rates from 133MB/s

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