Introduced by Constellation 3D Inc. (C3D), Fluorescent Multi-Layer Disc holds up to 140 GB of data. This is currently 215 times greater than a CD-ROM (.65 GB) and 23 times greater than a DVD-ROM (6 GB).
FMD-ROM discs contain fluorescent materials embedded in the pits and grooves of all 10+ layers. When in contact with a laser, the fluorescent materials are stimulated to produce coherent and incoherent light; data is stored in the incoherent light.
Because the technology isn’t based on reflection, multiple layers are read at the same time.
With minor re-tooling, FMD-ROM discs are compatible with existing CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives. Likewise, FMD-ROM drives are backward compatible, accepting CDs and DVDs.
Online chat acronym for “falling off my chair”. FOMC is commonly used in newsgroups/a>, chat rooms, instant messaging, text messaging, SMS, e-mail and other real time text-based communications.
FON is the name of a Wi-Fi community that uses social routing; its members share their wireless access and in return can freely use Wi-Fi when they find another Fonero’s Access Point. These access points are provided by other FOM members. FON is a peer-to-peer approach to Wi-Fi. To offer a FON Access Point you […]
- Formula Translator (FORTRAN)
Acronym for formula translator, FORTRAN is the oldest high-level programming language. Designed by John Backus for IBM in the late 1950s, it is still popular today, particularly for scientific applications that require extensive mathematical computations. The two most common versions of FORTRAN are FORTRAN IV and FORTRAN 77. FORTRAN IV was approved as a USASI […]
Acronym for Free or Open Source Software. FOSS programs are those that have licenses that allow users to freely run the program for any purpose, modify the program as they want, and also to freely distribute copies of either the original version or their own modified version. One major reason for the growth and use […]
Short for Field-Programmable Gate Array, a type of logic chip that can be programmed. An FPGA is similar to a PLD, but whereas PLDs are generally limited to hundreds of gates, FPGAs support thousands of gates. They are especially popular for prototyping integrated circuit designs. Once the design is set, hardwired chips are produced for […]