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.
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.
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.
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).