peripheral device


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peripheral device

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peripheral unit

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(Computer Science) computing any device, such as a disk, printer, modem, or screen, concerned with input/output, storage, etc. Often shortened to: peripheral
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Noun1.peripheral device - (computer science) electronic equipment connected by cable to the CPU of a computerperipheral device - (computer science) electronic equipment connected by cable to the CPU of a computer; "disk drives and printers are important peripherals"
data input device, input device - a device that can be used to insert data into a computer or other computational device
electronic equipment - equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)
output device - electronic or electromechanical equipment connected to a computer and used to transfer data out of the computer in the form of text, images, sounds, or other media
printer - (computer science) an output device that prints the results of data processing
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
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Featuring a 16-bit RISC controller, large memory and low power, Cypress's EZ-Host embedded controllers operate as either a host or peripheral device, depending on the application.
Prior to the implementation of USB, users were often required to install new hardware and configure new settings in order to add a peripheral device to a PC.
Masters indicated that LPV technology will be available in future LaserMaster printing products and is immediately available for license to printer and peripheral device manufacturers.
The user can then selectively share the printer, an MP3 device and scanner, or any USB peripheral device connected to the hub between a laptop and desktop system without the need for software, configuring or rebooting, thanks to the USB MultiSwitch.
The Book Reader is the only reading peripheral device under $700 that is devoted totally to book reading for the vision-impaired.
Digi's technology is complemented by the versatile I/O capabilities of the AMD Au1200(TM) processor, using its innovative hardware video decode and flexible peripheral device interfaces to serve network based peripherals connected to the ConnectPort Display.
Managers can set policies regarding which user can connect which peripheral device across all communication ports, and be sure those policies are enforced with the industry's strongest tamper-resistant lockdown.

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