When transmitting data, 8B/10B encoding refers to the algorithm for encoding the data for transmission where each eight-bit data byte is converted to a 10-bit transmission character. 8B/10B encoding supports continuous transmission and detects single bit transmission errors. This transmission encoding is used in a number of communications technologies including Serial ATA , Fibre Channel, ESCON, InfiniBand and Gigabit Ethernet.
- 8-way server
An 8-way server provides fast performance and scalability by supporting multiple CPUs. In this case it would support eight processors. The multiple CPUs available to complete individual processes simultaneously. The computer architecture used in 8-way servers is called SMP (Symmetric Multiprocessing).
- 90 nanometer
90 nanometer is the buzzword of choice (2000-2004) for an advanced semiconductor manufacturing process that combines higher-performance, lower-power transistors, strained silicon, high-speed copper interconnects and low-k dielectric material. Some of the new technologies in 90 nm are strained silicon which causes one type of transistor to switch faster, low-power transistors which are only 50 nm […]
Short for authentication, authorization and accounting, a system in IP-based networking to control what computer resources users have access to and to keep track of the activity of users over a network. Authentication is the process of identifying an individual, usually based on a username and password. Authentication is based on the idea that each […]
Short for Advanced Audio Coding, one of the audio compression formats defined by the MPEG-2 standard. AAC is sometimes referred to as MPEG-2 NBC (not backwards compatible) because it is not compatible with the MPEG-1 coding scheme. AAC boasts higher quality audio reproduction than MP3 and requires 30% less data to do so.
Short for Advanced Authoring Format, a multimedia file format introduced by Microsoft in 1998. The goal of AAF is to provide a common file format that multimedia authoring applications can use so that it’s possible to develop a multimedia presentation in one application and then edit it in a second application. This will allow designers […]