Abbreviations and Glossary

A

ARM
Advanced RISC MachineAKA
Also Know AsAT
Advanced TechnologyATA
AT AttachmentATCA
Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture

 

B

BGA
Ball Grid ArrayBSS
Basic Service Set

 

C

CAS
Column Address Select/StrobeCBC
Cipher Block ChainingCCK
Complimentary Code KeyingCramfs
Compressed ROM file systemCRC
Cyclic Redundancy Check

CSMA/CD
Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection

CTCA
Compact Telecommunications Computing Architecture

 

D

DARAM
Dual/Double Access RAM (See Also SARAM)DDR SDRAM
Double Data Rate SDRAMDES
Data Encryption Standard
3DES
Triple DESDFM
Design For ManufactureDFT
Design For Testing

DHCP
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

DIMM
Dual In-line Memory Module(See also SIMM)

DNS
Domain Name System

DSL
Digital Subscriber Line

DSTN
Dual scan/Double layer STN

DVB-CI
Digital Video Broadcasting Common Interface

 

E

ECB
Electronic Code BookECC
Error Checking and CorrectionEDA
Electronic Design AutomationEMC
Electro-Magnetic CompatibilityEMI
Electro-Magnetic Interference

EMIFF
External Memory InterFace Fast

EMIFS
External Memory InterFace Slow

ESR
Equivalent Series Resistance

ETM
Embedded Trace Macrocell

 

F

FIPS
Federal Information Processing StandardFYI
For Your Information

 

G

GMII
Gigabit Media Independent Interface. (See also SGMII)GSM
Global System for Mobile communications

 

H

HNP
Host Negotiation Protocol

 

I

ICE
In-Circuit EmulatorIDE
Intelligent/Integrated Drive ElectronicsIRDA
Infra Red Data AssociationISA
Industry Standard ArchitectureISDN
Integrated Services Digital Network

IPPBX
Internet Protocol Private Branch Exchanges

 

J

JTAG
Joint Test Action GroupJEDEC
Joint Electronic Device Engineering Council

 

K

L

LDO
Low Drop OutLUT
Look-Up TableLVDS
Low Voltage Differential Signals

 

M

MD5
Message Digest AlgorithmMHP
Multimedia Home PlatformMiB
Mebi ByteMISO
Master In Slave OutMMACS
Million Multiply Accumulate Cycles per Second

MMU
Memory Management Unit

MOSI
Master Out Slave In

MPU
MicroProcessor Unit

MPX
Multiple Protocol eXchange

MTBF
Mean Time Between Failure

 

N

O

OCP
Open Core ProtocolODM
Original Design ManufacturerODT
On-Die TerminationOEM
Original Equipment ManufacturerOFDM
Orthogonal FDM

OMAP
Open Multimedia Application Processor

 

P

PICMG
PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers GroupPMC
PCI Mezzanine CardPSRAM
Pseudo SRAMPTSN
Public Telephone Switched NetworkPWL
Pulse Width Light/Length

PWT
Pulse Width Tone/Time

 

Q

QFN
Quad Flat No-lead package

 

R

RAS
Row Address Select/StrobeRDRAM
Rambus DRAMRGMII
Reduced Gigabit Media Independent InterfaceRNG
Random Number GeneratorRPM
Redhat Package Management

RS
Recommended Standard

 

S

SARAM
Single Access RAM (See also DARAM )SATA
Serial Advanced Technology ArchitectureSERDES
SERializer/DESerializerSFP
Small Form-factor PluggableSGMII
Serial Gigabit Media Independent Interface

SiP
System in a Package

SIM
Subscriber Identity Module

SIMM
Single In-line Memory Modules(See also DIMM)

SMART
Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology

SMBUS
Standard System Management BUS

SMC
Smart Media Card

SMP
Symmetric-Multi Processing

SMTP
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol

SOC
System On Chip

SOIC
Small Outline IC

SOP
Small Outline Package

SPI
Serial Peripheral Interface

SSTL
Stub Series Terminated Logic

STN
Super Twisted Nematic (See also DSTN)

 

T

TBI
Ten-Bit InterfaceTDMI
Thumb,Debug,Multiplier,ICETFT
Thin Film TransistorTSOP
Thin SOPTSSOP
Thin Shrink SOP

 

U

ULPD
Ultra Low Power Device

 

V

VME bus
Versa Module Eurocard bus

 

W

WINS
Windows Internet Naming Service
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