Short for Category 5, network cabling that consists of four twisted pairs of copper wire terminated by RJ45 connectors. Cat-5 cabling supports frequencies up to 100 MHz and speeds up to 1000 Mbps. It can be used for ATM, token ring, 1000Base-T, 100Base-T, and 10Base-Tnetworking.
Computers hooked up to LANs are connected using Cat-5 cables, so if you’re on a LAN, most likely the cable running out of the back of your PC is Category 5.
Cat-5 is based on the EIA/TIA 568 Commercial Building Telecommunications Wiring Standard developed by the Electronics Industries Association as requested by the Computer Communications Industry Association in 1985.
A brand name for a line of Intel microprocessors introduced in June, 1998. Celeron chips are based on the same P6 architecture as the Pentium II microprocessor, but are designed for low-cost PCs. They run at somewhat lower clock speeds (266 and 300 MHz) and are not as expandable as Pentium II microprocessors.
- Cell on Wheels
Often referred to as a COW, Cell on Wheels is a portable base station, usually a large truck or a van that is used to provide temporary wireless network capacity. COWs are typically used during special events where a larger number of people will converge on one area, or in disaster areas if the base […]
- Cells in Frames
A specification that enables ATM cells to be carried in Ethernet packets. This makes it possible to implement the ATM protocol while using existing Ethernet equipment, especially network interface cards (NICs). CIF provides the advantages of ATM, such as Quality of Service (QoS), without the usual hardware expense.
- Centronics interface
A standard interface for connecting printers and other parallel devices. Although Centronics Corporation designed the original standard, the Centronics interface used by modern computers was designed by Epson Corporation. For PCs, almost all parallel ports conform to the Centronics standard. Two new parallel port standards that are backward compatible with Centronics, but offer faster transmission […]
- Certified Wireless USB
The Wireless USB application is based on WiMedia’s Ultra Wideband common radio platform, enabling PC.s, peripherals, consumer electronics and mobile devices to connect using using a common interface at up to 480Mbps at 3 meters. This technology was created by the Wireless USB Promoter Group: Agere Systems, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Microsoft, NEC Electronics, Philips and […]