dcsimg
Main » TERM » E »

expansion board

An expansion board is a printed circuit board that you can insert into a computer to give it added capabilities. For example, all of the following are expansion boards:

  • video adapters
  • graphics accelerators
  • sound cards
  • accelerator boards
  • internal modems
  • Expansion boards for PCs can be half-size (also half-length) or full-size (also full-length). Most PCs have slots for each type of board. A half-size board is sometimes called an 8-bit board because it can transmit only 8 bits at a time. A full-size board is called a 16-bit board. In addition, some expansion boards are designed to operate with a local bus, such as PCI.

    Expansion boards are also called adapters, cards, add-ins, and add-ons.

     

     

     










    LATEST ARTICLES
    Facts about IT & Coding Boot Camps

    The following coding and IT boot camp facts and statistics provide an introduction to the changing trends in education and training programs. Read More »

    Top Cloud Computing Facts

    The following facts and statistics capture the changing landscape of cloud computing and how service providers and customers are keeping up with... Read More »

    Texting & Chat Abbreviations

    From A3 to ZZZ this guide lists 1,500 text message and online chat abbreviations to help you translate and understand today's texting lingo. Read More »

    STUDY GUIDES
    Java Basics, Part 1

    Java is a high-level programming language. This guide describes the basics of Java, providing an overview of syntax, variables, data types and... Read More »

    Java Basics, Part 2

    This second Study Guide describes the basics of Java, providing an overview of operators, modifiers and control Structures. Read More »

    Network Fundamentals Study Guide

    Networking fundamentals teaches the building blocks of modern network design. Learn different types of networks, concepts, architecture and... Read More »