)DIN is short for Deutsches Insitut f��r Normung eV, the standards -setting organization for Germany. A DIN connector is a connector that conforms to one of the many standards defined by DIN. DIN connectors are used widely in personal computers. For example, the keyboard connector for PCs is a DIN connector.
DIN 41612 connectors are used widely to connect network equipment, such as routers and switches.
)Acronym for dual in-line package, a type of chip housed in a rectangular casing with two rows of connecting pins on either side.
- DIP switch
)A series of tiny switches built into circuit boards. The housing for the switches, which has the same shape as a chip, is the DIP. DIP switches enable you to configure a circuit board for a particular type of computer or application. The installation instructions should tell you how to set the switches. DIP switches […]
Short for drive letter access, DLA is a type of commercially available package that enables users to access optical storage media, CD or DVD, in a manner similar to how one uses a standard floppy disk.
(1) Short for Data Link Control, the second lowest layer in the OSI Reference Model. Every network interface card (NIC) has a DLC address or DLC identifier (DLCI) that uniquely identifies the node on the network. Some network protocols, such as Ethernet and Token-Ring use the DLC addresses exclusively. Other protocols, such as TCP/IP, use […]
Short for data link connection identifier. A number of a private or switched virtual circuit in a Frame Relay network that tells the Frame Relay how to route the data. The DLCI field identifies which logical circuit the data travels over.