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Network Protocols / Technology
   Protocol / Network      An agreed-upon format for transmitting data between two devices.
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   AppleTalk®       AppleTalk® is a networking architecture built into every Macintosh computer. It can be operated over different media including Ethernet and Token Ring.  AppleTalk is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. 
   ATM       Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) is a high-speed network technology that uses fiber optic or CAT-5 copper cables. It can carry the three different types of traffic: audio, video and data. It transmits cells rather than frames. A cell is fixed packet that is 53 octets long. Physically it is a point-to-point switched network. The basic ATM runs at 155 Mbps. Some implementations can run as high as 660 Mbps. The basic desktop standard runs at 25 Mbps. 
   CANbus       Controller Area Network (CANbus) is a high-speed serial data network engineered to exist in harsh electrical environments. 
   ControlNet       ControlNET is a real-time, control-layer network providing high-speed transport of both time-critical I/O data and messaging data, including upload / download of programming and configuration data and peer-to-peer messaging, on a single physical media link. 
   DeviceNet       Utilizing CAN protocol, DeviceNet is a network designed to connect industrial devices such as limit switches, photoelectric cells, valve manifolds, motor starters, drives, and operator displays to PLCs and PCs. 
   ARCNET       ARCNET is a high-speed token-based network technology used to provide LAN communications between computers in both the industrial and commercial marketplaces. 
   10Base-T Ethernet       10Base-T (also called Twisted Pair Ethernet) is one adaptation of the IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) standard for Local Area Networks (LAN), which uses twisted-pair cables with a maximum length of 100 meters. The cable is thinner and more flexible than the coaxial cable used for the 10Base-2 or 10Base-5 standards. Cables in the 10Base-T system connect with RJ-45 connectors.  The 10Base-T system operates at 10 Mbps and uses baseband type of transmission. 
   10Base-2 Ethernet       10Base-2 (also called Thinnet) is one adaptation of the IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) standard for Local Area Networks (LAN). The 10Base-2 standard uses 50-ohm coaxial cable (RG-58 A/U) with maximum lengths of 185 meters. This cable is thinner and more flexible than that used for the 10Base-5 standard. Cables in the 10Base-2 systems connect with BNC connectors. The 10Base-2 systems operate at 10 Mbps and uses baseband type of transmission. 
   Fast Ethernet       Fast Ethernet is the 100 Mbps Ethernet Specification. The IEEE 802.3 committee developed the standards for this protocol. The general designation for these standards is 100Base-T. There are different alternatives that are used with different transmission media. The group called 100Base-X alternatives use two physical links between nodes (one for transmission and one for reception). The 100Base-T group uses the Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol. 
   Gigabit Ethernet       Gigabit Ethernet is the standard for a high-speed Ethernet, approved by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.3z Gigabit Task Force in 1996. 
   FDDI       Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) is a reliable, high-speed backbone for mission critical and high traffic networks. It can transport data at a rate of 100 Mbps, and can support up to 500 stations on a single network. FDDI was designed to run through fiber cables, transmitting light pulses to convey information between stations, but it can also run on copper using electrical signals. 
   Fibre Channel       Fibre Channel is a computer communications protocol designed to provide a means for the high-speed transfer of data in a serial link between supercomputers, mainframes, workstations, desktop computers, storage devices, displays, and other peripherals. Fibre Channel technology uses optical fibers to connect computers and peripheral devices that require high bandwidth. It functions via a serial data transfer architecture that is compatible with SCSI. The most prominent Fibre Channel standard is Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL), which can support full-duplex data transfer rates of 100 MBps. 
   Fieldbus       Fieldbus is a bi-directional communications protocol used for communications among field instrumentation and control systems. 
   INTERBUS       INTERBUS is the fieldbus from Phoenix Contact. Development started in 1985 to replace the complex parallel individual cabling of devices in the field with a serial fieldbus.  Simple sensors and actuators as well as intelligent sensor and actuator systems can be connected to INTERBUS. 
   Parallel       A parallel interface is a computer board or a port that transmits character data (byte) by sending the bits down parallel electrical paths simultaneously. 
   PROFIBUS       PROFIBUS is a vendor-independent; open field bus standard used in a wide variety of manufacturing and process automation applications. 
   Serial       A serial interface is a computer board or port that transmits data by sending the bits one after the other over a single wire. 
   Token Ring       A token ring is a medium access control technique for ring topology. The token ring technology is based on the use of a small frame, called token, that circulates when all stations are idle. A host may transmit by seizing the token, inserting a packet onto the ring, and then retransmitting via the token. Token ring is a MAC (Medium Access Control) protocol. 
   InfinibandTM       InfiniBand™ architecture is a network communication architecture geared towards the increasing demands of the Internet data centers. The architecture is grounded in the fundamental principles of channel-based I/O, the very I/O model favored by mainframe computers. InfiniBand channels are created by attaching host channel adapters and target channel adapters through InfiniBand switches. Host channel adapters are I/O engines located within a server. Target channel adapters enable remote storage and network connectivity into the InfiniBand fabric. This interconnect infrastructure is called a "fabric," based on the way input and output connections are constructed between host and targets. All InfiniBand connections are created with InfiniBand links, starting at data rates of 2.5 Gbps and utilizing both copper wire and fiber optics for transmission.  InfiniBand is a trademark of the InfiniBand Trade Association. 
   Other       Other unlisted network protocol. 
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   Wireless?       The device is used in wireless systems. 
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   Data Rate:       The rate at which data is transferred. 
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Configuration
   Host Bus:       
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   GPIB       The general-purpose interface bus (GPIB) is designed to connect computers, peripherals and laboratory instruments so that data and control information can pass between them. It was originally developed by Hewlett Packard (HP) and called the HPIB bus. GPIB is also know as the IEEE 488 bus, and is electrically equivalent to the IEC 625 bus.   
   IDE / ATA       Integrated drive electronics (IDE) or advanced technology attachment (ATA) is a standard interface and protocol for hard disks. IDE/ATA interfaces are designed for mass storage devices and integrate the controller into the disk or CD-ROM drive. 
   ISA / EISA       Industry standard architecture (ISA) buses can handle 16-bit data transfers at a clock speed of 8 MHz. They are also capable of handling memory under 16 MB. Extended ISA (EISA) is an enhanced version of the ISA bus. EISA buses run at 8 MHz, are capable of 32-bit data transfers, and can access all memory in the system. 
   MCA       The MCA bus, which was designed to replace the ISA bus, uses IBM's microchannel architecture (MCA). It is capable of plug-and-play because adding a card to a microchannel computer does not change the interrupt and DMA settings on the card. The MCA bus was used almost exclusively with IBM's PS/2 product line, but is now discontinued. 
   NuBus (MacPCI)       NuBus was the expansion bus for versions of the Macintosh® computer starting with the Macintosh II and ending with the Performa. Macintosh is a registered trademarks of Apple Computers. Current Macintosh computers use the PCI bus (Mac PCI). 
   PC/104       PC/104 derives its name from the acronym for personal computers (PC) and the number of pins used to connect cards (104). PC/104 cards are much smaller than ISA bus cards and stack together, eliminating the need for a motherboard, backplane, and/or card cage. 
   PCMCIA       PCMCIA devices or PC cards are credit card-sized peripherals used mainly in laptop and notebook computers. They plug into a 68-pin host socket that is connected either to the motherboard or an expansion bus. An adapter takes the place of a COM port and translates the PCMCIA signals into a format that is usable by the computer’s bus. PC cards adhere to standards developed by the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA). Originally, these standards were designed for adding memory to portable computers; however, standards now apply to many types of devices. There are three types of PC cards: Type I, Type II, and Type III. All types have the same width (54 mm) and length (85.6 mm), but vary in thickness. 
   PCI       Peripheral component interconnect (PCI) is a local bus system designed for high-end computer systems. PCI buses transfer 32 or 64 bits of data at a clock speed of 33 MHz. They also support 3 to 5 critical peripherals, which are either integrated directly onto the motherboard or added via expansion cards. PCI buses fully support cards that were developed for standard I/O buses. 
   PXI       PCI extensions for instrumentation (PXI) is a superset of CompactPCI that adds timing and triggering functions, imposes requirements for documenting environmental tests, and establishes a standard Windows®-based software framework. Windows is a registered trademark of the Microsoft Corporation. 
   SBus       SBus was developed by Sun Microsystems for use with SPARC®-based computers. SPARC, an acronym for scalable processor architecture, and is a registered trademark of SPARC International, Inc. Though standardized as IEEE 1496, the SBus is no longer used. It has been replaced by peripheral component interconnect (PCI). 
   SCSI       Small computer systems interface (SCSI) is an intelligent I/O parallel peripheral bus with a standard, device-independent protocol that allows many peripheral devices to be connected to the SCSI port. A single SCSI bus can drive up to eight devices or units: the host adapter or controller, and seven other devices. Each device is assigned a different SCSI ID, ranging from 0 to 7.  SCSI formats include SCSI-1, SCSI-2, SCSI-3, Wide SCSI, Fast SCSI, Wide Fast SCSI, Ultra SCSI, Ultra2 SCSI, Ultra3 SCI (Ultra160), Ultra 320 SCSI, and Ultra640 SCSI. 
   VME / VXI       VersaModule Eurocard bus (VMEbus) is a popular, 32-bit bus used in industrial, commercial and military applications. The VMEbus is based on the VME standard, which defines mechanical specifications such as board dimensions, connector specifications and enclosure characteristics, as well as the electronic specifications for sub-bus structures, signal functions, timing, signal voltage levels, and master/slave configurations.  The VMEbus uses 3U and 6U Eurocards, rugged circuit boards that provide a 96-pin plug instead of an edge connector for durability. Several VMEbus varieties are available.  VME extensions for instrumentation (VXI) is an electrical and mechanical standard used mainly with automatic test equipment (ATE). VXI allows equipment from different vendors to work together in a common control and packaging environment. 
   CompactPCI (cPCI)       Compact PCI (cPCI) is a high-performance industrial bus that uses the electrical standards of the PCI bus and is packaged in a Eurocard. Specifications for the CompactPCI bus are developed and maintained by the PCI Industrial Computers Manufacturers Group (PICMG). cPCI buses are used extensively in systems that require high speed data transfers. Examples include data communication routers and switches, real-time machine control, real-time data acquisition, military systems, etc. 
   PMC       PMC is a form factor, not a bus. It is electrically equivalent to the PCI bus, but has a different shape and bus connectors. PMC is designed for rugged applications and provides a secure mounting platform for VME mezzanine boards. 
   PC-MIP       The PC-MIP bus is based largely on the PCI standard. Its electrical and logical layers match those of the PCI bus. Modifications allow slim, parallel board mounting. There are two PC-MIP widths: single and double. the single form factor is 47 x 90 mm. The double form factor is 94 x 90 mm. 
   Other       Other unlisted bus type. 
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   Number of Ports:       The number of available ports. 
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   BNC       The BNC is essentially a miniature version of the C connector, which is a Bayonet version of the N connector. BNC connectors are available in both 50 and 75 ohm versions, both versions will mate together. The 50 ohm designs operate up to a frequency of 4 GHz. BNC connectors are used in many applications, some of which are flexible networks, instrumentation, and computer peripheral interconnections. 
   Firewire® (IEEE 1394)       FireWire® is a cross-platform implementation of the high-speed serial data bus, defined by IEEE Standard 1394, that can move large amounts of data between computers and peripheral devices. It features simplified cabling, hot swapping, and transfer speeds of up to 400 megabits per second. FireWire speeds up the movement of multimedia data and large files and enables the connection of digital consumer products -- including digital camcorders, digital videotapes, digital videodisks, set-top boxes, and music systems -- directly to a personal computer.  FireWire is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. 
   Parallel       Refers to processes that occur simultaneously. Parallel means the device is capable of receiving more than one bit at a time (that is, it receives several bits in parallel). Most modern printers are parallel. 
   RJ-45       RJ-45 connectors look a bit like a standard phone connector but are twice as wide (with eight wires). RJ-45s are used for hooking up computers to local area networks (LANs) or for phones with lots of lines. 
   RS232       Recommended Standard 232C.  A standard interface approved by the Electronic Industries Association (EIA) for connecting serial devices. 
   RS422       RS422 supports multipoint connections whereas RS423 supports only point-to-point connections. 
   RS485       RS485 is almost identical to RS232 except that transmissions are three ways rather than two ways.  RS485 is often used in applications where a single controller needs to control multiple devices.  Up to 64 devices may be connected under RS485. 
   USB       Universal Serial Bus (USB) is the standard serial bus for low-to-medium speed peripheral device connections to Personal Computers, including keyboards, mice, modems, printers, joysticks, audio functions, monitor controls, etc. 
   Other       Other unlisted port type. 
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   Operating System:       
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   Windows® 95 and Windows® 98       Windows® 95 and Windows® 98 operating systems use a graphical user interface to control the system.  Windows 95 and Windows 98 are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. 
   MS-DOS®       Microsoft Disk Operating System (MS-DOS®) is a command line operating system developed by the Microsoft Corporation. 
   Windows NT®       Windows NT® is an operating system developed by the Microsoft Corporation. It uses a graphical user interface to control the system. 
   Windows 2000       Windows 2000 is an operating system developed by Microsoft Corporation. It uses a graphical user interface to control the system. 
   Mac OS®       Mac OS® is the operating system for Apple Computers.  Mac OS is a registered trademark of Apple Computers, Inc. 
   Novell NetWare®       NetWare® is a local area network (LAN) operating system developed by Novell, Inc. NetWare runs on a variety of different types of LANs such as Ethernet, Token ring, etc.  NetWare is a registered trademark of Novell, Inc. 
   OS/2®       OS/2® is a MS-DOS® and Windows® compatible operating system developed originally by the Microsoft Corporation and IBM, but sold and managed solely by IBM.  OS/2 is a registered trademark of the IBM Corporation. 
   Linux®       An open-source implementation of UNIX used on many platforms, including Intel-based PCs, Macintosh, SPARCTM workstations, etc. Linux® is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. 
   SUN SolarisTM       SolarisTM is a Unix-based operating environment that includes the SunOSTM operating system.  Solaris and SunOS are trademarks of Sun Microsystems. 
   SCO UNIX® (x86)       A Unix-like operating system that runs on x86 machines. Unix® is a registered trademark of The Open Group. 
   Other       Other, unlisted operating systems. 
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Processor Specifications
   Processor / CPU Type:       
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   Intel® Pentium® II       General Specs of the Intel® Pentium® II family:
  • Internal Register Size: 32-bit
  • Data I/O Bus Width: 64-bit
  • Maximum Addressable Memory: 4GB
  • CPU Clock Speed from 60 or 66MHz scalable up to 200MHz
 
   Intel® Pentium® III       General Specs of the Intel® Pentium® III family:
  • Internal Register Size: 32-bit
  • Data I/O Bus Width: 64-bit
  • Memory Address Bus Width: 36-bit
  • Maximum Memory: 64GB
  • Utilizes Intel's 0.18 micron manufacturing process
  • High clock speed: over 1GHz
 
   Intel® Pentium® 4 Prescott       The Intel Pentium 4 processor is based on the new Intel NetBurstTM micro-architecture.  A powerful processor that is available at speeds over 2 GHz.  Prescott contains more than twice as many transistors in a smaller area than the previous chip. 
   Intel® XeonTM       The Intel® Xeon™ processor is designed for mid-range to high-end servers and workstations. 
   Intel® Itanium®       General Specs of the Intel® Itanium® family:
  • Internal Register Size: 64-bit
  • Data I/O Bus Width: 64-bit
  • Memory Address Bus Width: 44-bit
  • Maximum Memory: 64GB
 
   Intel® Celeron®       General Specs of the Intel® Celeron® family:
  • Internal Register Size: 32-bit
  • Data I/O Bus Width: 64-bit
  • Memory Address Bus Width: 36-bit
 
   AMD AthlonTM       General Specs of the AMD AthlonTM family:
  • X86 Architecture
  • On chip full speed cache: 384KB
  • System Bus Speed: 200 MHz
  • Floating Point Pipelines: 3
  • Processor Bus Speed: 200 MHz
 
   AMD DuronTM       General Specs of the AMD DuronTM family:
  • X86 Architecture
  • Seventh Generation Processor
  • On chip full speed cache: 192KB (Level L1 + Level L2)
  • Floating Point Pipelines: 3
  • System Bus Speed: 200 MHz
 
   AMD-K6®       General Specs of the AMD K6® family:
  • X86 Compatibility
  • MMX Technology
  • On chip full speed cache: 2368KB
  • System Bus Speed: 200 MHz
  • Floating Point Pipelines: 3
  • 3DNow! Technology
 
   AMD GeodeTM GX1       General Specs of the AMD GeodeTM GX1 family:
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Speed up to 300 MHz
  • Supports Intel's® MMX instruction set extension for fast multimedia applications
  • PCI Host Controller
 
   Motorola PowerPCTM       Motorola PowerPCTM is a RISC (Reduce Instruction Set Computer) microprocessor designed to meet the standard set by the PowerPC Alliance (Motorola, IBM, and Apple Computer). The PowerPC standard specifies a 32-bit and 64-bit bus and support for 32 floating point registers. The PowerPC processor is used to power notebooks, desktop computers, workstations, servers, as well as high-end telecommunication networks. 
   UltraSPARC® Family (UltraSPARC®-II)       General Specs of the SUN Microsystems UltraSparc® family:
  • Full 64-bit implementation of SPARC V9 architecture
  • Built-in MP support (glueless 4-way and up to 64-way)
  • Performance Scalability (frequency range: 250-480MHz; L2 cache support: 256KB-16MB)
  • Multiple SRAM modes (variable speed L2 cache)
 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary configuration. 
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   CPU Speed:       CPU speed refers to the speed at which the CPU operates internally. It is calculated by multiplying the memory bus speed by the multiplier of the processor, or Processor Speed = Memory Speed x Multiplier. The multiplier is different for each processor. 
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Memory
   RAM:       Random Access Memory (RAM) is the main memory of the computer. 
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   Cache Memory (L1 & L2):       The cache contains the data that is accessed most often between the CPU and memory. Cache memory accounts for a small amount of high-speed RAM and is the memory that the processor most often utilizes. The cache runs almost as fast as the processor. 
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General Features & Options
   Direct Memory Access (DMA)?       DMA allows computer peripherals to communicate directly with the computer's RAM memory, bypassing the processor. With DMA, peripherals work faster and use less processor power. In modern computers, DMA access is negotiated by the computer's BIOS during startup, or by the operating system. 
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   Military Standard?       The controller / card conforms to a military standard. 
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   Plug and Play?       A plug and play device will attempt to auto-configure itself during the boot up sequence. 
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Environment
   Operating Temperature:       This is the full-required range of ambient operating temperature. 
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