Short for Nano Emissive Display, NED is the technology that enables manufacturers to design large flat panel displays that exceed the image quality characteristics of plasma and LCD screens at a lower cost. * Instead of using either one cathode ray tube (CRT) or millions of tiny LED lights to project a video image, NED uses millions of accelerated electrons charged by just 5 to 10 volts of electricity, compared with 5,000 volts for large-screen, high-definition LCDs. The electrons shoot toward a phosphor plate, creating the moving image. This technique requires less voltage than a CRT. [Source: Technology review].
NETGEAR. (Nasdaq: NTGR) designs branded networking products that address the specific needs of small and medium business and home users. The company’s product offerings enable users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, digital multimedia content and applications among multiple personal computers and other Internet-enabled devices. NETGEAR is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. NETGEAR is a […]
Short for near-end crosstalk (the “X” standing for “cross”), the measurement of crosstalk between two twisted-pair wires. Current flowing through wires creates electromagnetic fields that can interfere with signals on adjacent wires. NEXT occurs when a strong signal from one pair of wires is picked up by an adjacent pair. NEXT is the measurement of […]
- NFC Forum
The Near Field Communication (NFC) Forum is a non-profit industry association formed to advance the use of NFC short-range wireless interaction in consumer electronics, mobile devices and PCs. The NFC Forum promotes implementation and standardization of NFC technology to ensure interoperability between devices and services.
Abbreviation of Network File System, a client/server application designed by Sun Microsystems that allows all network users to access shared files stored on computers of different types. NFS provides access to shared files through an interface called the Virtual File System (VFS) that runs on top of TCP/IP. Users can manipulate shared files as if […]
- NGI Initiative
Short for Next Generation Internet Initiative, a U.S. program designed to fund and coordinate federal agencies and academia to design and build the next generation of Internet services. The program was first proposed by President Clinton in 1996 and has not yet been formally specified or funded by Congress. It is still unclear how the […]