Short for Audio Still Video, ASV is a still image recorded onto a on a DVD-Audio disc.
Short for ASF Streaming Redirector file, a Windows Media container file. ASX is an XML redirector file for ASF. ASX files are metafiles, i.e., they provide information about ASF media files, including descriptions of multimedia content. When a browser links to an ASX file, the ASX file in turn links to an ASF file on […]
Short for Application System/400, a line of IBM minicomputers introduced in 1988. The AS/400 family included 6 processor models, double the performance of the System/38 and five times that of the System/36. More than 2,500 applications were made available, along with support, education and follow-on products. Learn more in this IBM history. Image Source: IBM […]
(1) Short for advanced technology, the AT is an IBM PC model introduced in 1984. It includes an Intel 80286 microprocessor, a 1.2MB floppy drive, and an 84-key AT keyboard. Today, the term is used more generally to refer to any PC with an 80286 processor.
- Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA)
(1) Short for Advanced Technology Attachment, a disk drive implementation that integrates the controller on the disk drive itself. There are several versions of ATA, all developed by the Small Form Factor (SFF) Committee: ATA: Known also as IDE, supports one or two hard drives, a 16-bit interface and PIO modes 0, 1 and 2. […]
Short for AT Attachment Packet Interface, an extension to EIDE (also called ATA-2) that enables the interface to support CD-ROM players and tape drives.