Acronym & Description

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It can be difficult to keep track of all the latest technical acronyms so DSL is here to help! Feel free to call if you’ve encountered any industry acronyms you’d like an explanation of that aren’t listed.

ARM Advanced RISC Machine
BIOS Basic Input/Output System
CPU Central Processing Unit
CF CompactFlash
CMOS Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
CoM Computer-on-Module
DSP Digital Signal Processor
DDR Double data rate
ESD Electrostatic Discharge
FPGA Field-programmable gate array
GPIO General-purpose input/output
GbE Gigabit Ethernet
Gb Gigabyte
ISA Industry Standard Architecture 
IP Ingress Protection
IoT Internet of Things
LCD Liquid Crystal Display
LAN Local Area Network
LVDS Low voltage differential signal
M2M Machine to Machine
MTBF Mean time between failure
Mb Megabyte
MLC Multi Level Cell
OS Operating System
PCI Peripheral Component Interconnect
PSU Power Supply Unit
PCT Projected Capacitive Touchscreen
RAM Random Access Memory
ROM Read-only Memory
RISC Reduced Instruction Set Computer
RMA Return Materials Authorizations
SPI Serial Peripheral Interface
SBC Single Board Computer
SLC Single Level Cell
SoM System-on-Module
TFT Thin Film Transistor
USB Universal Serial Bus
VGA Video Graphics Array
WES Windows Embedded Standard
Xpe XP Embedded