A U.S. corporation founded in 1988 that manufactures Intel-compatible microprocessors. Its 6×86 line of processors is comparable to Intel’s line of Pentium chips. Cyrix was acquired by National Semiconductor in 1997 and then by VIA in 1999.
(pronounced as separate letters) Short for compact HTML, a subset of HTML for small information devices, such as smart phones and PDAs. cHTML is essentially a pared down version of regular HTML over the Internet. Because small devices such as cellular phones have hardware restrictions such as small memory, low power CPUs, limited or no […]
Short for commerce XML, a set of document type definitions for the XML specification. cXML works as a meta-language that defines necessary information about a product. It will be used to standardize the exchange of catalog content and to define request/response processes for secure electronic transactions over the Internet. The processes includes purchase orders, change […]
Short for conventional learning, it refers to conventional teaching and learning within a brick-and-mortar classroom facility. Contrast with e-learning.
- cable head-end
A cable television company’s local facility that originates and communicates cable modem and cable TV services to its subscribers. The cable company’s head-end includes the CMTS, which is essential in providing high-speed Internet access to cable subscribers.
- cable modem
A modem designed to operate over cable TV lines. Because the coaxial cable used by cable TV provides much greater bandwidth than telephone lines, a cable modem can be used to achieve extremely fast access to the World Wide Web. This, combined with the fact that millions of homes are already wired for cable TV, […]