Short for Inter-IC, a type of bus designed by Philips Semiconductors in the early 1980s, which is used to connect integrated circuits (ICs). I2C is a multi-master bus, which means that multiple chips can be connected to the same bus and each one can act as a master by initiating a data transfer. I2C is used in many devices, especially video devices such as computer monitors, televisions and VCRs.
Also called Intelligent I/O, a new I/O architecture being developed by a consortium of computer companies called the I2O special Interest Group (SIG). I2O is designed to eliminate I/O bottlenecks by utilizing special I/O processors (IOPs) that handle the nitty gritty details of interrupt handling, buffering and data transfer. In addition, an I2O driver consists […]
Short for Internet Access Coalition, a consortium of companies involved in the Internet, including AT&T, Microsoft, and MCI. The IAC’s stated purpose is to maintain the affordability of Internet access over telephone lines and accelerate the availability of inexpensive digital telephone network connections to the Internet.
Short for interconnection agreement, a contract between a requesting carrier or CLEC and an ILEC for UNEs, collocation, resale, access to poles, conduits and right of way, physical interconnection and compensation for the exchange of traffic between the two networks. Section 252 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 sets out the methods to secure an […]
Short for Internet International Ad Hoc Committee, the international organization responsible for managing the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS). The Committee was dissolved on May 1, 1997
Short for Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, an organization working under the auspices of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) that is responsible for assigning new Internet-wide IP addresses.