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Unformatted text preview: memory (ROM). They
deal with low-level machine functions and are essentially substitutes for additional
Microsecond: One-millionth of a second
Millisecond: One-thousandth of a second.
Minterm: A Boolean quantity consisting of all terms (in its normal form or
complement form) ANDed together. Any combination (2 n for n variables) of terms
and complements is permissible, provided all are included in the term. MIPS: Millions of Instructions Per Second.
Mnemonic: Any kind of mental trick we use to help us remember. For example, a
computer may be designed to interpret the machine code of 1111 (binary) as the
subtract operation, but it is easier for a human being to remember it as SUB.
Mobile computing: A wireless computing system that supports mobility of the
computing equipment, which the users use to access the resources associated with
the wireless network. It allows mobile users to access information from anywhere
and at anytime. Also known as nomadic computing.
Mobile radio networks: Wireless networks which employ narrow bands for
creating mobile radio network infrastructure.
Modular approach: Dividing a project into segments and smaller units in order to
simplify the analysis, design, and programming efforts.
Modulation: The technique by which a digital signal is converted to its analog
form for transmission over an analog facility.
MOdulator-DEModulator (Modem): Devices used to convert digital signals (to be
communicated over an analog channel such as telephone line) to analog form at
the sending end and back to digital signals at the receiving end.
Monitor: A popular output device used for producing soft-copy output. It displays
the output on a television like screen.
Motherboard: The main circuit board of a computer system. It has the CPU chip,
RAM chips, ROM chips, I/O handling chips, etc. mounted on it. Also known as
Motion Pictures Experts Group (MPEG) video: A standard data compression
technique for digital video data.
Mouse: A small, hand-held input device that serves as an effective point-and-draw
device in today's comp...
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