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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.
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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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Further, with eight slots available for expansion cards, users could use up to 1,088 Dante/AES67 channels, including the 64 channels that comes as standard, at 48 kHz.
The interface leads such recent upgrades as an expanded loop ID field; ability to update expansion cards using a USB drive or integrated web utility; new, easily configurable power supply; plus, features that improve functionality and ease of use.
Key enhancements include an expanded loop ID field, ability to update expansion cards using a USB drive or integrated web utility, a new easily configurable power supply, and many features that improve functionality and ease of use.
MinnowBoard prototyping and vertical solutions provide broad support of ready-made or custom expansion cards for easy customizability.
These miniature expansion cards allow easy modification of embedded system functionality through an mPCIE or M.2 slot.
The machine can accept up to 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L RAM via a single memory slot, while expansion cards and storage capacity can be added quickly and easily.
The portable Thunderbolt 2 PCIe expansion box provides an additional PCIe slot for systems that do not support or have enough available space for expansion cards. The external Thunderbolt 2 connection allows users to daisy-chain up to 5 additional Thunderbolt devices, making this the ideal plug and play companion.
PCIe 3.0 can support up to 8Gbps and is used in the expansion cards that interconnect with server, switch, router and desktop applications.
* The onboard IntelliGen motor controller integrates a factory-programmed digital signal processor with add-on expansion cards.
The company's 10GbE network adapters enable Sonnet's products to deliver high performance with Thunderbolt and allow users to connect high-performance expansion cards to their computers without expansion slots.
The integration frees up the option slot for other expansion cards. The onboard interface is equipped with an integrated three-port switch and facilitates different network topologies such as line, star, or tree structures, without the need for additional external switches.