Half of an eight-bit byte – four bits. Nibbles are important in hexadecimal and BCD representations.
The term is sometimes spelled nybble.
Online the word niche is used in a number of technologies to refer to a specific topic, subject or category. Web sites and blogs may provide news and content on a niche (e.g. a blog about sports or finance), while online sellers often sell in niche categories. It is believed that by focusing on a […]
A unit of measurement of luminance, or the intensity of visible light, where one nit is equal to one candela per square meter. Nits are used to describe the brightness of computer displays, such as LCD and CRT monitors.
(1) In networks, a processing location. A node can be a computer or some other device, such as a printer. Every node has a unique network address, sometimes called a Data Link Control (DLC) address or Media Access Control (MAC) address. (2) In tree structures, a point where two or more lines meet.
(1) In communications, interference (static) that destroys the integrity of signals on a line. Noise can come from a variety of sources, including radio waves, nearby electrical wires, lightning, and bad connections. One of the major advantages of fiber optic cables over metal cables is that they are much less susceptible to noise. (2) In […]
- nomadic wireless
A network technology that delivers connectivity within a limited range using antenna(s). The provider’s fixed antennas communicate with an antenna on the user’s device. Connectivity is available but only within the limited range of the local antennas. One example of nomadic wireless is Wi-Fi.