Basic PC Anatomy
Understanding The Speed Of New Pci Express Data Bus
PCIe is intended to be used as a local interconnect only. As it is based on the existing
PCI system, cards, and systems can be adapted to PCI Express without any change in
software. The higher speeds on PCIe allow it to replace almost all existing buses. More ...
Anatomy of a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
Color LCD displays have a sandwich-like structure. One layer of the sandwich has
liquid crystal between two glass plates. One glass plate has a matrix of thin film
transistors on it. Liquid crystals move depending upon the charge applied to a tiny
capacitor by its related transistor. More ...
What is USB OTG?
USB is wonderful because it allows you to connect and disconnect devices from the computer
without rebooting the computer. However, wouldn't it be even more wonderful if two USB devices,
like a digital camera and a storage device could connect to each other directly? That's what USB
On-The-Go (OTG) does. More ...
Plug and Play Resource Allocation
Early PCs used a bus called Industry Standard Architecture (ISA). ISA devices cannot
share resources, each ISA device must have its own IRQ. In 1993, Microsoft and Intel
developed Plug and Play (PnP) to solve this problem. More ...
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Chipsets
Although most people think the microprocessor is the most important part on a computer's
motherboard, the "chipset" is equally important. With the introduction of the Athlon processor,
AMD gained the technilogical lead. AMD processors and chipsets have always held the advantage in value. More ...
A Guide To Building Your Own PC
What do you need to build your own custom computer? Believe it or not, it's not as complicated
as it seems. The processor you choose usually determines which motherboard you select.
Motherboards are designed to work with specific CPUs, indicated by the type of socket that
the processor fits into. More ...
Hard Disc Fundamentals
This article describes the main technical fundamentals of Hard Disc Drive and its operation.
I focus my attraction on the particular perspective of describing Physical and Logical view
of HDD. This article also brings out the technology wise company working on this hard disc
drives and this related technology. More ...
IEEE 1394 FireWire is a serial bus designed by Apple Computer as a replacement for
legacy interfaces like serial ports, parallel ports, and SCSI. Article updated for
IEEE 1394a FireWire 400 and IEEE 1394b FireWire 800. More ...
Windows Registry Basics
The Windows Registry is a database that stores information about the system, including; installed hardware and its configuration, device drivers, network settings, installed applications and their configuration, and the configuration of each user's desktop. To maintain your own computer, you will need to become familiar with the Registry. More ...
Basic PC Anatomy Inkjet Printers
There are two main inkjet technologies, thermal and piezo-electric. Thermal technology
uses silicon wafer heating elements, Epson uses a proprietary piezo electric technology. More ...
How Does Wireless Internet Work?
Just as we broke free from phone lines, we can now access the Internet from just
about anywhere via a wireless connection. Wireless Internet access is really much
simpler than most people think. This article briefly explains how it works. More ...
Hard Disk Drive Basics
On a hard disk, data is stored in thin, concentric bands. A drive head, while in one
position can read or write a circular ring, or band called a track. There can be more
than a thousand tracks on a 3.5-inch hard disk. More ...