(1) A box that contains both connectors and ports that are used for attaching video and audio peripherals. A break-out box is part of a video digitizing systems.
(2) A self-powered device used to test and rewire serial communications. It enables users to switch, cross and tie interface leads. One common type of break-out box is used for the monitoring and diagnosis of RS-232.
- break-even point
In the development of a new computer language, it is the point at which a compiler for the language can be written in the language itself and the original implementation language can be discarded in favor of using the working language to develop newer versions of itself.
The location in programming code that, when reached, triggers a temporary halt in the program. Programmers use breakpoints to test and debug programs by causing the program to stop at scheduled intervals so that the status of the program can be examined in stages.
Bricking is slang term used to mean rendering an iPhone or iPod touch inoperable.
A device that connects two local-area networks (LANs), or two segments of the same LAN that use the same protocol, such as Ethernet or Token-Ring.
The term broadband is used to describe a type of data transmission in which a single medium (wire) can carry several channels at once. Cable TV, for example, uses broadband transmission. In contrast, baseband transmission allows only one signal at a time. Most communications between computers, including the majority of local-area networks, use baseband communications. […]