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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Hardware Glossary-Sept2007

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Hardware Glossary
Last updated on: June 3, 2010

Category: Hardware
802.11 WLAN support: IEEE standards for WLAN giving you the flexibility to connect to most available WLAN infrastructures (i.e., hotspots).

Adaptive de-interlacing: Enables enhanced visual quality of interlaced content on progressive displays.

Business Class Wireless Suite (version 2): A set of wireless features which are the result of technology collaboration between Intel and Cisco Systems. These features ensure full capability between Intel® Centrino® processor technology and Cisco Unified Wireless Network products and provide additional interoperability to customers who use products from both Intel and Cisco.

Clock speed: Speed of the processor's internal clock, which dictates how fast the processor can process data.

Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0: Enhances performance for memory intensive graphics/video by giving the chipset the ability to dynamically use system memory.

Enables multi-streaming HD content: Enables you to enjoy multiple streams of high-definition content, like watching two streams, with picture-in-picture content, for example.

Enables HD-DVD playback: Hardware and software capabilities for displaying High Definition content from HD-DVDs.

Enhanced quality of service WLAN: Commonly referred to as 802.11e, helps decrease latency and throughput reductions in wireless multimedia applications (like VoIP, playing online games and streaming video).

Friendly Neighbor Assurance: Provides dual band support ensuring maximum throughput and minimal interference to legacy networks - through use of FAT channels in 5GHz spectrum.

Flexible roaming with enhanced AP selection: Switch between wireless access points based upon your preferences to maximize throughput and/or maintain a stable connection.

FSB: The connecting path between the processor and other key components such as the memory controller hub. Increasing both the FSB and clock speed together enable the processor to handle a tremendous amount of data, which can be significant for running certain simple, yet data intensive applications like high resolution video playback and video editing.

Intel® 64: An enabling technology that can take advantage of 64-bit operating systems and applications as they become available.

Intel® Wide Dynamic Execution: An Intel® Core™ micro-architecture feature designed to help improve CPU performance and efficiency, by increasing instructions per clock cycle from 3 to 4.

Intel® Smart Memory Access: An Intel® Core™ micro-architecture feature designed to improve system performance by optimizing data bandwidth from memory to the CPU.

Intel® FSB Frequency Switching: At minimal workloads, Intel FSB Frequency Switching helps to lower Front Side Bus data transfer rate which helps lower power consumption.

Intel® Turbo Memory: A recommended component designed with Intel® Flash Memory technology and software drivers that enable new benefits when running Windows Vista, including faster application load times.

Intel® Digital Media Boost: Primarily designed to improve thread synchronization to enhance digital media intensive PC gaming. Intel® Advanced Digital Media Boost enables 128-bit instructions to be executed at 1 per clock cycle—effectively doubling the speed of execution over prior generation.

Intel® Media Share Software: An Intel branded mobile application pre-installed on select Intel® Centrino® processor technology-based laptops that allow a user to stream or download media content from an Intel® Viiv™ Technology based server.

Intel® Active Management Technology: A set of remote security and manageability capabilities which provides corporate IT organizations with new features for tamper-resistant remote troubleshooting.

Intel® Smart Cache: A temporary storage area for frequently accessed or recently accessed data, this Intel® Core™ micro-architecture feature is designed to run processor-intensive programs, like online games or video editing, more efficiently.

Intel® Rapid Memory Power Management: Enhances the power-saving capabilities of chipsets and system memory.

Intel® Dynamic Power Coordination: Balances dual-core power management and performance. Intel® Intelligent Power Capability adds runtime power consumption management of all the processor's execution cores, to further enhance power efficiency processing.

Intel® Enhanced Deeper Sleep with dynamic cache sizing: Optimizes processor power states and transitions for increased power efficiencies.

Intel® Next-Gen Wireless-N supporting 802.11 draft N: Intel Wi-Fi product supporting the draft version of the IEEE 802.11n standard, enabling greater throughput and up to longer the range.

L2 Cache: A temporary storage area for frequently accessed or recently accessed data. A larger cache size can help the processor more efficiently run many popular applications, like word processing and 3-D gaming.

Memory support (DDR2): Dual channel memory for fast system responsiveness.

Noise interference filter: Filters out extra environmental noise to help improve wireless throughput.
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Subrat Kumar Khatua. He is working in Hardware Industry for 4 years and currently associated with Cummins India Limited (CIL). He can be reached at:

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