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Encyclopedia > Adapter (computing)

Adapters in computing are complex, requiring digital translation (or even digital signal processing in the case of converters). Memory (Random Access Memory) Look up computing in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A digital system is one that uses discrete values (often electrical voltages), especially those representable as binary numbers, or non-numeric symbols such as letters or icons, for input, processing, transmission, storage, or display, rather than a continuous spectrum of values (ie, as in an analog system). ... Look up translate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Digital signal processing (DSP) is the study of signals in a digital representation and the processing methods of these signals. ... There are several types of converter: catalytic converter a voltage converter: electromagnetic transformer switched-mode power supply low-noise block converter scan converter between video formats Programming Converter between programming languagess A converter is also what some people call a remote control. ...


Universal Serial Bus (USB) adapters are available for printers, and for keyboards and mice, among others. Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a serial bus standard to interface devices. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A computer keyboard is a peripheral partially modeled after the typewriter keyboard. ... Operating a mechanical 1: Pulling the mouse turns the ball. ...


An ethernet adapter is the hardware required to attach to an Ethernet network. In the past this normally resided on an expansion board, but it is commonly built into modern motherboards as broadband Internet access and home networking become more popular. Ethernet is a large, diverse family of frame-based computer networking technologies that operates at many speeds for local area networks (LANs). ... Wooden boards as used in construction. ... A motherboard is the central or primary circuit board making up a complex electronic system, such as a modern computer. ... A WildBlue Satellite Internet dish. ...


A software component adapter is a type of software that is located virtually (or physically) in between two software components and reconciles the differences between them. Software component representations: above the representation used in UML, below the representation commonly used by Microsofts COM objects. ...


Resource Adapters Resource adapters are used to retrieve and route data. They provide access to databases, files, messaging systems, enterprise applications and other data sources and targets. Each adapter includes a set of adapter commands that can be used to customize its operation. Use the adapter commands to specify different queues and queue managers, specific messages by message ID, specific sets of messages with the same message ID, message descriptors in your data, and more. Resource adapters answer the questions "Where should the data come from?" and "Where should the data go?" The resource adapters provided with many Integration products enable data transformation and adapter-specific behavior recognition on different systems and data structures.


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