Lab3-Computer-Ports-and-Peripherals 09

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1 LAB MODULE #3 COMPUTER PORTS and PERIPHERALS EXTERNAL EXPANSION OBJECTIVES: After completing this exercise, the student should be able to: - identify the ports by their connectors - describe port connectors and peripheral cables using appropriate trade names - characterize common computer ports according to usage - describe current interfacing mechanisms for Monitors, Keyboards, Mice, Printers, Modems, Audio devices - install and monitor devices drivers - test printer, modem and audio device installations REFERENCES: Lecture 2 Chapter 1, 7, 14 from Cisco text EQUIPMENT: Student Supplied: - Safety glasses College Supplied: - Windows XP based Desktop PC - Windows XP based Trainer PC - Image Files = Restore DISK image P4XP211.GHO / Session P4 (GX-270) - Dot Matrix Printer - USB Printer - Dialup Modem PROCEDURE: NOTE: This lab will be done in groups of two due to limited equipment. EE 368 – LAB# 3 Page 1 of 13
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PART #1 COMPUTER PORTS 1. The picture shown is from the back of the Desktop Computer. Look at the back of the computer and make sure you know what all the connectors are for. 2. Look closely at the icons associated with each connector and make sure you understand what they represent. In your Lab Report explain what the icon 10101 stands for. 3. Most computer manufacturers color code their connectors according to a standard color code to simplify the connecting of peripheral devices. 4. The diagram below is from the back of the PC Trainer. In your Lab Report label the trade names of the connector and name of typical peripheral that would connect here . See Appendix for extra information. 5. Computer ports can be categorized according to the number of wires; serial or parallel and according to the signal type; analog or digital. EE 368 – LAB# 3 Page 2 of 13
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6. In your lab report list which interface on the back of the computer you think use parallel communications? 7. In your lab report list the interfaces on the back of the computer you think use serial communications? 8. In your Lab Report list, which is the preferred method for interfacing a new peripheral to a computer and two reasons why, this method is preferred. COMPUTER PERIPHERALS PART #2 - MONITORS 1. One peripheral found on all computers is the monitor. Monitors come in two main types CRT and LCD and each type has its own advantages and disadvantages although with LCD screens constantly improving they will soon outsell CRT monitors. 2. CRT monitors are analog devices and use analog signals for control through the VGA connector this connectors trade name is _______________. LCD monitors are digital and connect to a DVI (Digital Video Interface) although many LCDs utilize an analog to digital converter to allow the use of a VGA connector since this is still the most popular video connector in use. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course COMP EE367 taught by Professor Petkov during the Winter '09 term at Mohawk College.

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