advanced power management
(APM) A feature of some displays, usually but not always, on laptop computers, which turns off power to the display after a preset period of inactivity to conserve electrical power. Monitors with this capability are usually refered to as “green monitors”, meaning environmentally friendly.
Not to be confused with a screen blanker which is software that causes the display to go black (by setting every pixel to black) to prevent burn-in.
- Advanced research projects agency
advanced research projects agency Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
- Advanced revelation
- Advanced risc machine
advanced risc machine processor (ARM, Originally Acorn RISC Machine). A series of low-cost, power-efficient 32-bit RISC microprocessors for embedded control, computing, digital signal processing, games, consumer multimedia and portable applications. It was the first commercial RISC microprocessor (or was the MIPS R2000?) and was licensed for production by Asahi Kasei Microsystems, Cirrus Logic, GEC Plessey […]
- Advanced scsi peripheral interface
advanced scsi peripheral interface storage, programming (ASPI) A set of libraries designed to provide programs running under Microsoft Windows with a consistent interface for accessing SCSI devices. ASPI has become a de facto standard. The ASPI layer is a collection of programs (DLLs) that together implement the ASPI interface. Many problems are caused by device […]