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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The DraKon peripheral device is a standard end hole microcatheter with optimised pushability, flexibility and torqueability.
Users can further expand capability by adding the modular SPOT Advanced software, which provides tools for fluorescence imaging and database archival, and supports modules for intensity display scaling, extended depth of focus processing, peripheral device control and live image overlays.
The AUTO ON-LINE(R) feature enables SP3221E to automatically 'wake-up' from a shutdown state when an RS-232 cable is connected and a peripheral device is turned on.
Checkmaster 4.1 is an in-process peripheral device that automatically analyzes weight, thickness and hardness.
The USB physical layer consists of only four wires: two provide 5V power and ground to the peripheral device; the other two, D+ and D-, form a twisted pair that can carry differential data (Figure 1).
By simply dimming the lights and connecting the handheld Aaxa P2 Pico Projector to a laptop, digital camera, compatible smart phone or other peripheral device, you can transform any blank wall into a multimedia viewing space.
This means that user requests are handled at a high level (as objects) and each OSD peripheral device can respond as needed to optimize local performance.
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.
The printer also accepts variable data input from devices such as PS/2-compatible keyboards, scanned input, weigh scales and the intelligent keyboard, FastKey, that acts as a separate data input (host-independent) peripheral device for stand-alone applications.
It supports Microsoft(R)'s most popular operating systems, and offers an incredible amount of flexibility to connect most any peripheral device. The Eclipse is also backward compatible with all of MICROS's POS peripheral devices, so there is no need for existing customers to buy new printers, pole displays or cash drawers.
"The power of scent will have a major impact on communications and advertising." DigiScents' iSmell technology is a peripheral device which can recreate thousands of scents on demand.
"A power adapter for a peripheral device such as portable electronics device.

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