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- Printed Circuit Board
)Sometimes abbreviated PCB, a thin plate on which chips and other electronic components are placed. Computers consist of one or more boards, often called cards or adapters. Circuit boards fall into the following categories: motherboard : The principal board that has connectors for attaching devices to the bus. Typically, the mother board contains the CPU, […]
- Printer (Types of Printers Explained)
A printer is any device that prints text or illustrations on paper. There are many different types of printers. In terms of the technology utilized, printers fall into the following categories: daisy-wheel: Similar to a ball-head typewriter, this type of printer has a plastic or metal wheel on which the shape of each character stands […]
- Printer Driver
A program that controls a printer. Whenever you print a document, the printer driver takes over, feeding data to the printer with the correct control commands. Most modern operating systems come with printer driversfor the most common types of printers, but you must install them before you can use the printer. You can also download […]
- printer engine
The main component of a printer that actually performs the printing. The printer engine determines how fast and at what resolution the printer can print. Although there are many manufacturers of printers, many use the same printer engines. The difference between printers using the same printer engine revolves around other features, such as paper handling […]
A printed version of text or data. Another term for printout is hard copy.