GlossaryThere are 21 entries in this glossary.
The property of a circuit element that allows it to store an electrical charge.
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Chip select (CS) is the name of a control line in digital electronics used to select one chip out of several connected to the same computer bus usually utilizing the three-state logic. In short, the chip select is an input-enable switch. "ON" means the device responds to changes on its input pins (such as data or address information for a RAM device), while "OFF" tells the device to ignore changes in the state of its input pins.
The number of pulses emitted from a computer's clock in one second. It determines the rate at which logical or arithmetic gating is performed in a synchronous computer.
Chip on board. A system in which semiconductor dice are mounted directly on a PC board and connected with bonded wires or solder bumps. The dice are usually mechanically protected with epoxy.
A small flash memory module. The memory chips are enclosed in a plastic case and retain data after they are removed from the system. The most common uses for these are in pagers, handheld computers, cell phones, digital cameras, and audio players.