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Isochronous Data Transfer A method used by IEEE 1394 to transfer data continuously without breaks.
IRQ (Interrupt ReQuest) line A line on a parallel port. BIOS manages these request lines that are used by a device to hail the CPU asking for data to be processed, and you do not need to change this value.
KVM (Keyboard, Video, and Mouse) switch A switch used to connect a single keyboard, mouse, and monitor to multiple computers.
LCD monitor A thin, flat monitor based on a technology that manipulates liquid crystals.
Motherboard Mouse Another term for a PS/2 mouse.
LPT (Line Printer Terminal) A parallel port in device Manager.
Native Resolution The one resolution for an LCD monitor, which is the actual (and fixed) number of pixels built into the monitor.
Noninterlaced A type of display in which the electronic beam of a monitor draws every line on the screen with each pass.
Refresh Rate The process of periodically rewriting data, such as on dynamic RAM.
Resolution The number of pixels on a monitor screen that are addressable by software (example: 1024 x 768 pixels).
RGB (red, green, and blue) Used by older video cards and CRT monitors. RS-232c (Reference Standard 232 revision c or Recommended Standard 232 revision c): A serial port interface standard.
Standard Parallel Port (SPP) A standard port allows data to flow in only one direction and is the slowest of the three types of parallel ports. The standard parallel port is sometimes called a normal parallel port or a Centronics port, named after the 36-pin Centronics connection use
Super VGA (SVGA) A monitor using a minimum refresh rate standard of 70 Hz, or 70 complete vertical refreshes per second.
S-Video Port A 15-pin video port used on a desktop or notebook computer to connect a projector.
Touch Screen An input device that uses a monitor or LCD panel as a backdrop for user options. Touch screens can be embedded in a monitor or LCD panel or installed as an add-on device.
UART (universal asynchronous receiver-transmitter) A chip that controls serial ports. It sets protocol and converts parallel data bits received from the system bus into serial bits.
VGA (Video Graphics Adapter) The standard analog video method of passing three separate signals for red, green, and blue (RGB), which older video cards and CRT monitors use.
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