Short for Single Connector Attachment, a type of disk drive connector that includes connection pins for the power cables as well as the data wires. The current version of SCA, called SCA-2, uses 80 pins and is frequently used for high-end SCSI devices.
Acronym for supervisory control and data acquisition, a computer system for gathering and analyzing real time data. SCADA systems are used to monitor and control a plant or equipment in industries such as telecommunications, water and waste control, energy, oil and gas refining and transportation. A SCADA system gathers information, such as where a leak […]
Short for SCSI Configuration Automatically, a subset of the PnP specification that provides plug-and-play support for SCSI devices.
Short for the Audio Home Recording Act of 1992, an amendment to the U.S. federal Copyright Act of 1976. According to the AHRA, the manufacturers and importers of digital audio recording devices and media must pay a royalty tax to the copyright holders of music that is presumably being copied in order to compensate them […]
Short for single channel per carrier, a VSAT satellite transmission system that uses a separate carrier for each of its channels. SCPC is used for broadcast data and full-duplex audio/video communications. In an SCPC system, transmissions are sent to the satellite continuously on a single satellite carrier. The satellite signal is received at a single […]
- Small Computer System Interface (SCSI)
The Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) is a set of parallel interface standards developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for attaching printers, disk drives, scanners and other peripherals to computers. SCSI (pronounced “skuzzy”) is supported by all major operating systems. The first version (SCSI-1), adopted by ANSI in 1986, was an 8-bit version […]