(n.) Short for near line of sight. Radio frequency technologies use the term NLOS to describe a partially obstructed path between the location of the signal transmitter and the location of the signal receiver. Obstacles that can cause an obstruction in the line of sight include trees, buildings, mountains, hills and other natural or manmade structures or objects.
Compare with LOS.
Near line of sight also is less commonly referred to as loose line of sight.
Short for natural language processing, a branch of artificial intelligence that deals with analyzing, understanding and generating the languages that humans use naturally in order to interface with computers in both written and spoken contexts using natural human languages instead of computer languages. One of the challenges inherent in natural language processing is teaching computers […]
A form factor designed by Intel for PC motherboards. The NLX form factor features a number of improvements over the current LPX form factor. Its features include: Support for larger memory modules and DIMMs Support for the newest microprocessors, including the Pentium II using SEC packaging. Support for AGP video cards. Better access to motherboard […]
Short for Network News Transfer Protocol, the protocol used to post, distribute, and retrieve USENET messages. The official specification is RFC 977. NNTP replaced UUCP, the original USENET protocol.
Short for negative-channel metal-oxide semiconductor, and pronounced en-moss, a type of semiconductor that is negatively charges so that transistors are turned on or off by the movement of electrons. In contrast, PMOS (positive-channel MOS) works by moving electron vacancies. NMOS is faster than PMOS, but also more expensive to produce.
NOR architecture is one of two technologies (the other being NAND) used in memory cards. NOR flash is the preferred technology for flash devices used to store and run code, usually in small capacities. NOR flash devices offer storage space up to 32-MB and while it has fast read capabilities it has slow write and […]