Abbreviated as SMT, surface-mount technology is a design standard for constructing electronic circuits where the components are mounted directly onto the the surface of the printed circuit board (PCB). The components have small metal tabs (or caps) that are soldered directly to the surface of the printed circuit board on tin-lead, silver, or gold plated copper pads, called solder pads.
Contrast with through-hole technology.
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- surround sound
)Surround sound is a term used to describe a type of audio output in which the sound appears to “surround the listener” by 360 degrees. Surround sound systems use three or more channels and speakers in front and behind the listener to create a surrounding envelope of sound and directional audio sources. The term surround […]
A slang term used to describe free stuff and giveaways offered by vendors at trade shows to encourage attendees to visit their booth. Swag is usually company-branded merchandise and is given away as a form of advertising. Swag can also be obtained through blogs and Web sites when a company wants to promote their brand […]
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- swap file
In Windows environments, a hidden file used by the operating system for swapping.
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