(1) In wireless network technology, to transmit voice and data traffic from a cell site to a switch, i.e., from a remote site to a central site.
(2) In satellite technology, to transmit data to a point from which it can be uplinked to a satellite.
(3) To transmit data to a network backbone.
A technique used to make flat-panel displays easier to read. A backlit display is illuminated so that the foreground appears sharper in contrast with the background.
In search engine optimization (SEO) terminology a backlink is a hyperlink that links from a Web page, back to your own Web page or Web site. Also called an Inbound Link (IBL) these links are important in determining the popularity (or importance) of your Web site. Some search engines, including Google will consider Web sites […]
(bak´plān) (n.) A circuit board containing sockets into which other circuit boards can be plugged in. In the context of PCs, the term backplane refers to the large circuit board that contains sockets for expansion cards. Backplanes are often described as being either active or passive. Active backplanes contain, in addition to the sockets, logical […]
(bak´presh-&r) (n.) Also referred to as backpressure flow control, a condition wherein a switch causes a transmitting device to hold off on sending data packets until the switch��s bottleneck has been eliminated (i.e., when its buffers holding data have been emptied). In order to create backpressure, the switch either broadcasts false collision detection signals or […]
- backside bus
A microprocessor bus that connects the CPU to a Level 2 cache. Typically, a backside bus runs at a faster clock speed than the frontside bus that connects the CPU to main memory. For example, the Pentium Pro microprocessor actually consists of two chips — one contains the CPU and the primary cache, and the […]