A high-definition television or display that has the HDTV tuner built into the set. It does not need a separate set-top box to receive over-the-air HDTV signals.
(1) A popular computer buzzword that refers to two or more components merged together into a single system. For example, any software product that performs more than one task can be described as integrated. (2) Increasingly, the term integrated software is reserved for applications that combine word processing, database management, spreadsheet functions, and communications into […]
- Integrated Circuit
Another name for a chip, an integrated circuit (IC) is a small electronic device made out of a semiconductor material. The first integrated circuit was developed in the 1950s by Jack Kilby of Texas Instrumentsand Robert Noyce of Fairchild Semiconductor. Integrated circuits are used for a variety of devices, including microprocessors, audio and video equipment, […]
- Integrated Development Environment
Abbreviated as IDE, a programming environment integrated into a software application that provides a GUI builder, a text or code editor, a compiler and/or interpreter and a debugger. Visual Studio, Delphi, JBuilder, FrontPage and DreamWeaver are all examples of IDEs.
- integrated digital media player
A phrase that is becoming more commonly used to describe a new generation of LCD monitors that have a built-in digital media player. This feature enables users to copy a movie or music to a USB flash drive, which can then be plugged into the monitor’s USB port, allowing you to watch the media right […]
- integrated peripheral
A term used to describe a peripheral device that is housed within the main container of the computer. These internal devices — such as a CD-ROM drive or an internal Zip drive — are in contrast to external peripheral devices — such as a keyboard, mouse or printer.