(n) A set of bits, bytes or characters grouped together for transmission.
(v) An intermittent asynchronous transmission of a specific amount of data. Contrast with streaming.
- burst images
A series of rapid succession images used to capture objects and people in motion. Burst images are captured at a high speed and the series can contain any number of images. The number is usually determined by the shutter speed and mount of available storage space on the device.
- burst mode
A data transmission mode in which data is sent faster than normal. There are a number of techniques for implementing burst modes. In a data bus, for example, a burst mode is usually implemented by allowing a device to seize control of the bus and not permitting other devices to interrupt. In RAM, burst modes […]
(1) A collection of wires through which data is transmitted from one part of a computer to another. You can think of a bus as a highway on which data travels within a computer. When used in reference to personal computers, the term bus usually refers to internal bus. This is a bus that connects […]
- bus mastering
Refers to a feature supported by some bus architectures that enables a controller connected to the bus to communicate directly with other devices on the bus without going through the CPU. Most modern bus architectures, including PCI, support bus mastering because it improves performance.
- bus mouse
A mouse that connects to a computer via an expansion board. Another type of mouse is a serial mouse, which connects to a serial port. Serial mice are easier to install, but the advantage of bus mice is that they do not use up the serial port, so you can use the port for a […]