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 […]
- Network Operations Center (NOC)
Short for network operations center, the physical space from which a typically large telecommunications network is managed, monitored and supervised. The NOC coordinates network troubles, provides problem management and router configuration services, manages network changes, allocates and manages domain names and IP addresses, monitors routers, switches, hubs and UPS systems that keep the network operating […]
- NOR operator
A Boolean operator that returns a value of TRUE only if both operands are FALSE.
- NOT operator
A Boolean operator that returns TRUE if its operand is FALSE, and FALSE if its operand is TRUE.
Short for Non-Player Character, it is a game character not played by a person, it is the computer player. In 3-D action and shooter games, especially in deathmatch scenarios, the NPCs are often called bots.