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what are the four most common categories of expansion cards installed today? pg-129

Video, Multimedia, I/O, Communication

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A video adapter more commonly called a what? pg-130

Graphics adapter or a video card

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A sound card typically has small,round,1/8'' jacks on the back of it for connecting what? pg-131

Microphones, Headphones, and speakers as well as other sound equipment.

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What are two types of Device Connector Types? pg-137

D-subminiature, RJ-series

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Is a class of internal and external devices that allows you to connect a broadcast signal such as home cable television to your computer and display the output on the computer monitor. pg-132

Tuner Card

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Can also be a stand alone device and is often used to save a video stream to the computer for later manipulation or sharing. pg- 132

Video Capture Card

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Is often used as a catchall phrase for any expansion card that expands the system to interface with devices that offer input to the system output from the system or both. pg-132

I/O Card

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Is an expansion card that connects a computer to a network so that it can communicate with other computers on that network. pg-132

Network Interface Card (NIC)

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(NIC) Can also stand for what? pg- 133

Network Interface Controller

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Is an device that converts digital signals from a computer into analog signals that can be transmitted over phone lines and back again. pg-134

Modem

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Places the expansion slots sideways on a special riser card to use the reduced vertical space optimally. pg-134

New Low-Profile Extended (NLX)

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Generic name for any connector on a computer or peripheral into which a cable can be plugged. pg-136

Port

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The D-sub connector are usually shape like what? pg-137

Trapezoids

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The part containing pin contacts is called what on the D-sub? pg-137-138

male and socket is the female

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What are seven common Peripheral Cable and their Interfaces? pg-145

Drive interface, SCSI, Parallel, Serial, USB, IEEE 1394 ( FireWire), RJ-45, Audio ( RCA and TOSLINK), and PS/2

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Most infrared post support the what? pg-142

Infrared Data Association (IrDA)

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Is a method of connecting two dissimilar items together. pg-145

Interface

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Is a method of connecting a peripheral or accessory to a computer, including the specification of cabling, connector and port type, speed and method of communication used. pg-145

Peripheral interface

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What are some common Ports and Connectors? pg-149

DC power in, Analog modem RJ-11, Ethernet NIC RJ-45, S-video out, DVI-D (dual-link)out, SVGA out, Parallel (on top), Standard serial, Mouse (on top), Keyboard, S/PDIF (out), USB.

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What does (MIDI) stand for?pg- 150

Musical Instrument Digital Interface

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The three main types of Serial Interface? pg-155

Standard Serial, Universal Serial Bus (USB), IEEE 1394 (FireWire)

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Requires that each pair in the cable assembly be shielded to withstand the electromagnetic interference (EMI) inherent with transmissions at higher frequencies. pg-160

Shielding

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The DVI-D and DVI-I connectors come in what two varieties? pg-167

Single Link, Dual Link

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What does HDMI stand for? pg-167

High-Definition Multimedia Interface

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Performs a signal-splitting function similar to RGB separation. pg-170

Component video

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Is a component video technology that, in its basic form combines the two chroma signals into one resulting in video quality not quite as high as that of YPbPr. pg-172

S-video

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Combines all luma and chroma leads into one. pg 172

Composite Video

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Device that measures one or more physical or behavioral features of an organism is literally a device that measures life. pg-182

Biometric Devices

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Isn't an input device but it allows you to switch between sets of input devices.pg-183

KVM Switch

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One that transfers information from outside the computer system to an internal storage location such as system RAM, video RAM, flash memory, or disk storage.pg-175

Input Device

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Is a specialized input device commonly used in retail and other industrial sectors that manage inventory. pg-180

Barcode Reader