Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove ads
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards

Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Hardware Basics S6

Hardware Basics; section number 06;08

RAM Random Access Memory, speed of processing and determines what programs you can use
ROM Read-only memory, stores information permanently and determines how data moves
USB Universal serial bus - a port that small devices can be plugged into
Bit the smallest unit of information. A single binary character
Byte 8 bits. This can represent one character or once piece of information
ASCII A coding system used for typical characters used in writing
Pixel A single point in a display output
Resolution Number of pixels. Defines the clarity of an image
Web cam A digital camera that films or transmits a moving image
Microphone a input device for audio
Touch pad Similar to a mouse, but a fixed area that can be used to move the cursor around the screen. Most often seen on laptops.
Mouse a movable input device that determines the cursor position and can be used for 1-4 commands
Keyboard an input device that is used for characters
Cache a small set of commonly used information stored in order to speed up processing time
Speakers an output device for audio
Created by: kdwc7