(PCU) A piece of software for configuring a specific PCI hardware device.
[What software? What hardware?]
patient care information system
- Pci slot
hardware A connector on Peripheral Component Interconnect and the associated physical space occupied by the installed PCI card. (1997-12-07)
/P-C-izm/ A piece of code or coding technique that takes advantage of the unprotected single-tasking environment in IBM PCs and the like, e.g. by busy-waiting on a hardware register, direct diddling of screen memory or using hard timing loops. Compare ill-behaved, vaxism, Unixism. [Jargon File]