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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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For only $299 and the price of an expansion card, customers can enjoy their favorite music, share photographs, play a short video of friends having fun -- of a child's first steps and words -- and grab a snapshot on the run.
nForce and nFast take the acceleration process several steps further by offloading all of the tasks necessary to handle SSL on a dedicated plug-in server expansion card, removing potential performance bottlenecks and therefore maximizing the capacity of the overall system.
Palm's dual-expansion technology comprises the Palm Expansion Card Slot (for use with SD Card and MultiMediaCard media), which allows people to carry and share office-productivity and education software, eBooks, photos, short videos, extensive reference materials, back-up capabilities and extra memory, and the Palm Universal Connector for attaching add-on modules, such as a collapsible keyboards and modems.
Both the PDP-507CMX and PDP-607CMX possess dual expansion card slots allowing users to insert a variety of expansion cards to modify or enhance the displays' A/V capabilities for customized display solutions.
With the purchase of a Palm(TM) m125, m500 or m505 handheld, shoppers can mail in for a free 16MB Panasonic Secure Digital (SD) expansion card and $250 worth of coupons for additional expansion products.
Rackable Systems' hallmark back-to-back mounting achieves highest density and thermal efficiency, while enterprise-class standard-depth designs feature added redundancy and expansion card flexibility.
The boards are available now for the following prices: Model Description Price 401A 4 asynchronous serial port ISA expansion card $499.
The QuickRing interconnect system is capable of signal transmission rates up to 10 times faster than traditional expansion card connectors.
In addition, the two systems include an expansion slot that can accommodate an optional 32-bit, high-speed memory expansion card.
2) Listening to MP3 files requires an expansion card, sold separately.
This invention permits deferring the final provisioning of an expansion card's or module's CIS in the attribute memory space of expansion cards or modules for portable hosts.
The expansion card slot for MultiMediaCard, SD and SDIO formats lets users insert a card from a digital camera and view photos on the large, color display; they even can add transitions between photos and present them as a slideshow.