Know the Common IT Acronyms

November 2016








Here is a list of all common IT acronyms which is very useful nowadays for most computer users as well as students!

A

  • ADSL - Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
  • AGP - Accelerated Graphics Port
  • ALI - Acer Labs, Incorporated
  • ALU - Arithmetic Logic Unit
  • AMD - Advanced Micro Devices
  • APC - American Power Conversion
  • ASCII - American Standard Code for Information Interchange
  • ASIC - Application Specific Integrated Circuit
  • ASPI - Advanced SCSI Programming Interface
  • AT - Advanced Technology
  • ATI - ATI Technologies Inc.
  • ATX - Advanced Technology Extended

B

  • BFG - BFG Technologies
  • BIOS - Basic Input Output System
  • BNC - Barrel Nut Connector

C

  • CAS - Column Address Signal
  • CD - Compact Disk
  • CDR - Compact Disk Recorder
  • CDRW - Compact Disk Re-Writer
  • CD-ROM - Compact Disk - Read Only Memory
  • CFM - Cubic Feet per Minute (ft�/min)
  • CMOS - Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor
  • CPU - Central Processing Unit
  • CTX - CTX Technology Corporation (Commited to Excellence)

D

  • DDR - Double Data Rate
  • DDR-SDRAM - Double Data Rate - Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
  • DFI - DFI Inc. (Design for Innovation)
  • DIMM - Dual Inline Memory Module
  • DRAM - Dynamic Random Access Memory
  • DPI - Dots Per Inch
  • DSL - See ASDL
  • DVD - Digital Versatile Disc
  • DVD-RAM - Digital Versatile Disk - Random Access Memory

E

  • ECC - Error Correction Code
  • ECS - Elitegroup Computer Systems
  • EDO - Extended Data Out
  • EEPROM - Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory
  • EPROM - Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory
  • EVGA - EVGA Corporation

F

  • FC-PGA - Flip Chip Pin Grid Array
  • FDC - Floppy Disk Controller
  • FDD - Floppy Disk Drive
  • FPS - Frame Per Second
  • FPU - Floating Point Unit
  • FSAA - Full Screen Anti-Aliasing
  • FS - For Sale
  • FSB - Front Side Bus

G

  • GB - Gigabytes
  • GBps - Gigabytes per second or Gigabits per second
  • GDI - Graphical Device Interface
  • GHz - GigaHertz

H

  • HDD - Hard Disk Drive
  • HIS - Hightech Information System Limited
  • HP - Hewlett-Packard Development Company
  • HSF - Heatsink-Fan

I

  • IBM - International Business Machines Corporation
  • IC - Integrated Circuit
  • IDE - Integrated Drive Electronics
  • IFS- Item for Sale
  • IRQ - Interrupt Request
  • ISA - Industry Standard Architecture
  • ISO - International Standards Organization

J

  • JBL - JBL (Jame B. Lansing) Speakers
  • JVC - JVC Company of America

K

  • Kbps - Kilobits Per Second
  • KBps - KiloBytes per second

L

  • LG - LG Electronics
  • LAN - Local Area Network
  • LCD - Liquid Crystal Display
  • LDT - Lightning Data Transport
  • LED - Light Emitting Diode

M

  • MAC - Media Access Control
  • MB � MotherBoard or Megabyte
  • MBps - Megabytes Per Second
  • Mbps - Megabits Per Second or Megabits Per Second
  • MHz - MegaHertz
  • MIPS - Million Instructions Per Second
  • MMX - Multi-Media Extensions
  • MSI - Micro Star International

N

  • NAS - Network Attached Storage
  • NAT - Network Address Translation
  • NEC - NEC Corporation
  • NIC - Network Interface Card

O

  • OC - Overclock (Over Clock)
  • OCZ - OCZ Technology
  • OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer

P

  • PC - Personal Computer
  • PCB - Printed Circuit Board
  • PCI - Peripheral Component Interconnect
  • PDA - Personal Digital Assistant
  • PCMCIA - Peripheral Component Microchannel Interconnect Architecture
  • PGA - Professional Graphics Array
  • PLD - Programmable Logic Device
  • PM - Private Message / Private Messaging
  • PnP - Plug 'n Play
  • PNY - PNY Technology
  • POST - Power On Self Test
  • PPPoA - Point-to-Point Protocol over ATM
  • PPPoE - Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet
  • PQI - PQI Corporation
  • PSU - Power Supply Unit

R

  • RAID - Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
  • RAM - Random Access Memory
  • RAMDAC - Random Access Memory Digital Analog Convertor
  • RDRAM - Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory
  • ROM - Read Only Memory
  • RPM - Revolutions Per Minute

S

  • SASID - Self-scanned Amorphous Silicon Integrated Display
  • SCA - SCSI Configured Automatically
  • SCSI - Small Computer System Interface
  • SDRAM - Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
  • SECC - Single Edge Contact Connector
  • SODIMM - Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module
  • SPARC - Scalable Processor ArChitecture
  • SOHO - Small Office Home Office
  • SRAM - Static Random Access Memory
  • SSE - Streaming SIMD Extensions
  • SVGA - Super Video Graphics Array
  • S/PDIF - Sony/Philips Digital Interface

T

  • TB - Terabytes
  • TBps - Terabytes per second
  • Tbps - Terabits per second
  • TDK - TDK Electronics
  • TEC - Thermoelectric Cooler
  • TPC - TipidPC
  • TWAIN - Technology Without An Important Name

U

  • UART - Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus
  • UTP - Unshieled Twisted Pair

V

  • VCD - Video CD
  • VPN - Virtual Private Network

W

  • WAN - Wide Area Network
  • WTB - Want to Buy
  • WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get

X

  • XGA - Extended Graphics Array
  • XFX - XFX Graphics, a Division of Pine
  • XMS - Extended Memory Specification
  • XT - Extended Technology

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