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expansion card

n.
A printed circuit board that plugs into a slot in a computer's motherboard and performs a particular function, such as converting and processing signals for communication with other devices. Also called adapter, expansion board.

expan′sion card`


n.
Computers.
a card in a computer on which additional chips can be mounted to expand the computer's capabilities.
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There are also expansion boards that cover dozens of common requirements, so other manufacturers commonly include Arduino or Raspberry Pi expansion capability in their development boards.
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Building on the foundation of the STM32 Nucleo 32-bit microcontroller development board and a range of STM32 X-Nucleo expansion boards, which are equipped with sensors, connectivity ICs, motor drivers, security ICs, and power supplies, many smart-building applications will be shown by ST at SEDEX 2016.
The integration of the TechNexion PICO into Geppetto[R] D2O provides TechNexion customers a new path to create customizable expansion boards to power their latest software innovations," says Gordon Kruberg, Gumstix CEO, "with Geppetto[R] D2O, the entire path from concept to manufacturing can be completed online in one design session.
Expansion boards are called "shields" in the Arduino world and Blackmagic Design decided to take advantage of this standardized expansion capability to build its Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield interface card.
Additional digital and analog I/O, including thermocouple inputs, may be added using plug-in expansion boards.
Nine expansion slots for larger motherboards and running multiple graphics cards or expansion boards simultaneously
It includes a 1GHz ARM A9 core, video acceleration and GPU engine capable of outputting 1080p video and also offers access to the computer's GPIO pins and CSI connector for direct connection to expansion boards and cameras.
Sealevel Systems (Liberty, SC) has announced the SeaRAQ family of I/O expansion boards designed for Relio R3 rackmount industrial computers.
LOTUS is built on a modular and stackable design, incorporating connectors for expansion boards, and features several new capabilities that enhance the overall functionality of MEMSIC's wireless sensor networking products and solutions.
It comes with 16 inputs and eight outputs, but expansion boards can provide up to an additional 128 inputs and 128 outputs.
It has the ability to communicate via TCP/IP, supporting network ready instruments or terminal servers connecting serial instruments on an existing network, imExpress can also communicate through a COM port, allowing multiple instrument connections using serial expansion boards with a PC.