VITA is an American National Standards developer and a submitter of Industry Technical Agreements to the IEC, and the VITA Standards Organization provides its members with the ability to develop and to promote open technology standards. It’s a nonprofit organization of vendors and users having a common market interest in real-time, modular embedded computing systems. The functions performed by VITA are technical, promotional and user related and are aimed at increasing the total market size. VITA’s mission includes not only promoting VMEbus, but promoting the very concept of open technology as embodied in the many standards currently under development within the VITA Standards Organization.
Short for virtual LAN, a network of computers that behave as if they are connected to the same wire even though they may actually be physically located on different segments of a LAN. VLANs are configured through software rather than hardware, which makes them extremely flexible. One of the biggest advantages of VLANs is that […]
A cross-platform media player that can be used for playing multiple audio and video formats such as MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, Ogg and others. VLC also supports DVD, VCD and various streaming protocols and can be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast. VLC is available for many different operating systems including Windows, […]
Short for Very Long Instruction Word, a microprocessor design technology. A chip with VLIW technology is capable of executing many operations within one clock cycle. Essentially, a compiler reduces program instructions into basic operations that the processor can perform simultaneously. The operations are put into a very long instruction word that the processor then takes […]
Abbreviation of very large-scale integration, the process of placing thousands (or hundreds of thousands) of electronic components on a single chip. Nearly all modern chips employ VLSI architectures, or ULSI (ultra large scale integration). The line between VLSI and ULSI is vague.
Short for VESA Local-Bus, a local bus architecture created by the Video Electronics Standards Association ( VESA ). Although it was quite popular in PCs made in 1993 and 1994, it has been overshadowed by a competing local bus architecture called PCI.