form factor


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form factor

n.
A specification for the physical dimensions and configuration of a device or component.
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While Samsung, Apple and others have reinvented their form factors many times, Sony has been stuck with the same form factor for a while.
5" drive form factor, data centers will see a huge boost in IOPS per U.
Addressing the need for robust wireless networks capable of providing consumers with the latest applications, Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE:TXN) (TI) has announced a next generation programmable DSP capable of handling multiple 3G air interface standards and a range of base station form factors on a single chip.
Title: Android Smartphones & Tablets Installed Base by Device Model, Form Factor, Country & Region Q2'2012
CE-ATA promises to deliver a storage interface tailored to the needs of small form factor disk drives in handheld applications used in fast growing consumer devices such as audio/video players and mobile phones.
The AMD Geode GX SOM-144 RDK is based on the x86 architecture and is optimized to provide optimal power/performance for small form factors.
Silicon Laboratories has built a leading portfolio of functionally dense, small form factor 8-bit MCUs," said Derrell Coker, vice president of Silicon Laboratories.
The highly scalable appliances feature Serial ATA (SATA) drive technology in 1U and 2U form factors with storage capacities ranging from 480GB to 4.
Hardware can help support all of these form factors by also providing the same capabilities across a range of products.
The ThinkCentre A55 SFF desktop is approximately 64 percent smaller than Lenovo's traditional tower form factor and 25 percent smaller than its conventional small desktop.
But, according to O'Rourke, "With limited IT budgets in the early part of this decade, and forecasts for annual increases in the 3% range over the next four to five years, enterprise IT managers have been hesitant to take a chance on a new PC form factor.
The form factor question has become all the more compelling as a new class of cost-conscious FC users emerges, namely small and medium business (SMBs).