The codename for a new microprocessor design that was developed as a result of AMD’s acquisition of ATI. Fusion is a multi-core microprocessor architecture that combines processing and graphic cores into a single processor package. AMD’s Fusion CPU/GPU hybrid processor is not expected to appear at retail until around 2011.
- AMD Virtualization
AMD’s Virtualization (AMD-V) technology, which takes some tasks that virtual machine managers (VMMs) perform in software, through emulation, and simplifies them through enhancements to the AMD Athlon 64 and Opteron instruction set. AMD Virtualization Technology was announced in 2004, under the code-name Pacifica, and AMD released technical details in mid-2005. Processors using this technology are […]
Short for Audio Modem Riser, an Intel specification that defines a new architecture for the design of motherboards. AMR lets manufacturers create motherboards without analog I/O functions. Instead, these functions are placed on a separate card–with the codec chip–which plugs in perpendicular to the motherboard so that the motherboard and “riser” card form a right […]
Short for Adaptive Multi Rate — WideBand AMR-WB is a standard speech codec that uses a wider bandwidth of 50 to 7000 Hz to offer a higher speech quality. AMR-WB is the ITU-T G.722.2 specification and is standardized for used in networks such as UMTS.
- AND operator
A Boolean operator that returns a value of TRUE if both its operands are TRUE, and FALSE otherwise.
Acronym for annotated Ada. ANNA is a high-level programming language that extends Ada with various kinds of specification constructs. The language includes special annotating constructs, or semantic assertions, that lay down axioms about the procedures and other facilities of the Ada program. ANNA is based on first-order logic and includes generalized type constraints, virtual checking […]