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Serial & Parallel ports are technically known as
DataBus ports (DB)
Serial Ports come in ____ and ____ pin varieties.
9, 25
Serial Ports transport data ___ ____ at a time.
1 bit. (smallest unit of data in the pc world.)
The maximum throuput speed of a serial port is ___.
115 kilobits/sec (Kbps)
What is the acronym for Input/output.
I/O
What is the acronym for Interrupt Request?
IRQ
Serial Port 1's address is?
3f8 and IRQ 4 (COM 1)
(Rare) Serial Port 2's assigned address is?
2f8 IRQ 3 (COM 2)
CMOS = _____ and it does what?
Complimentary metal-oxide semiconductor / stores CMOS info.
Parallel ports have ____ pins?
(____ on the top row, and ____ on the bottom row)
25
13
12
Parallel ports can be used on _____, ____, ____ and _____.
External CD rom drives, zip drives, and scanners.
Parallel ports traditionally get I/O address of ?
378 and IRQ7 (LPT1) (modern mobos can be changed.)
Parallel ports have a total throughput speed of about ___,___ bytes/sec
150,000 bytes/sec or 150 Kbps.
Parallel ports transfer data _____ bits or _____ byte(s) at a time.
8 bits
1 byte
(8 bits = 1 byte)
A 25 pin SERIAL port is (sex?)
A 25 pin PARALLEL port is (sex?)
SERIAL is ALWAYS male.

PARALLEL is ALWAYS female.
Parallel cable connectors are always (sex?)
MALE
A keyboard plugs into a ______. (Often called an AT-style connector)
5 pin DIN (Deutsche Industrie Norm.
A keyboard plugs into a _____. (commonly called a PS/2 connector)
6 pin mini-DIN
Most PC's have a ____ mini-DIN connector for the keyboard and a ____ mini-DIN for the mouse. (colors)
Purle = Keyboard

Green = Mouse
Keyboards are assigned the base I/O address of?
60H (h designates hexadecimal) and IRQ1
The green mouse port and the purple keyboard port (both PS/2's) are interchangeable. (T/F).
False

The do plug in... but don't work.
CRT is an acronym for _____.
Cathode Ray Tube (monitor)
CRTs connects to your cpu using a _____ pin connector.
15 pin DB (3 rows of 5) usually black.
VGA, SVGA, XGA monitors all have the DB connector with ____ pins in ____ rows and is (sex).
15
3
female
LCD
Liquid Crystal Display
LCD monitors use a specially keyed ____ pin called a _____ ______ ______.
25
Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
The DVI has ____ pins in a ___ row by ____ columns.
24 pins in a 3x8 configuration
DVI comes in varieties such as _____ (DVI-A) and ______ (DVI-D).
Analog

Digital
TFT = ____
Thin film transistor
The most common LCD monitors use a technology called _____.
Thin film transistor.
Audio Port Colors
Speaker
Microphone
Input (Line-in)
Green
Pink
Blue
S/PDIF
Sony/Phillips Digital Interface
Most PCs have an integrated female __-__ port for connecting joysticks or other game controllers.
DB-15
MIDI/JOYSTICK connectors have pins arrayed in __ rows, with ___ on top and ___ on bottom.
15
8
7
A 15-pin DB connector can be used for both ____ devices and ________.
MIDI

JOYSTICKS
PC modem ports look exactly like telephone jacks and use a standard ____-wire __-__ connectors to secure the cable.
2-wire

RJ-11
NIC
Network Interface Card
NICs come in 3 varieties:
an ___ wire ___ port, a ____ port for (older) coazial cable networks and some have both.
eight/RJ-45

BNC
BNC ports look similar to an RG6 port for cable, but the cable is secured, how?
With a twist of the connector.
RJ-45 ports are _____ compared to RJ-11 ports.
wider
NICs older than 10 years may use a __ pin Attachment Unit Interface (AUI)
15
A BNC port resemble a cable port for your tv. (T/F)
True (Similar but not exact)
AUI =
and resemble MIDI/Joystick ports with __ pins on the top row and __ on the bottom.
Attachment Unit Interface

8
7
AUI ports and MIDI/Joystick ports are interchangeable (T/F)
False they are both 8 pins on top & 7 on bottom but are not interchangeable.
IEEE 1394
aka Firewire
Type A of a USB cable plugs into a ________________ and is ______ in shape.
USB port on your PC or Hub.

Rectangular.
Type B of a USB cable plugs into a ______________ and is _________ in shape.
device

square
All window operating systgems from Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2 (OSR2) support USB technology. (T/F)
True
_________ __ does not support USB. But windows 2000 and XP handle it very well.
Windows NT
USB is supported by all windows OS after 95 OSR 2 but is not supported by the original release of 95 or NT.
(T/F)
True
USB device are ___-______ which means you can connect or disconnect them anytime without powering down your PC.
Hot-swappable
How many devices (USB) can you daisy-chain while using only 1 IRQ address.
127
IEEE 1394 technology can be referred to as
______ by Apple
______ by Sony, or
______ by Texas Instruments
FireWire (apple)
iLink (sony)
Lynx (TI)
(All refer to IEEE 1394 tech)
The original spec. for FireWire 1394a calls for data transfers up to ___ Mbps.
400
Speeds up to _____ Mbps are possible for FireWirea based on the design specs.
1600 Mbps.
IEEE 1394b is capable of speeds up to ____ Mbps.
800 Mbps.
You can daisy-chain ___ firewire devices together using only 1 IRQ and 1 Direct memory Access channel.
63

DMA = Direct Memory Access
DMA
Direct Memory Access
(firewire term/channel)
You can connect up to ____ FireWire buses, which hypothetically means you could connect __,___ devices to a single PC.
1023

64,449
SCSI is pronounced as
Skuzzy
SCSI devices have a variety of interfaces (4).
SCSI-1
SCSI-2
Ultra SCSI
Wide Ultra SCSI
The most common port for SCSI is a ____ pin (sex) port.
You may see a ___ or ___ pin ports on some devices.
50
Female
68
25
Data throughput on SCSI varies from around __ Mbps for early versions to __-__ Mbps for current versions to ___ Mbps and beyond for latest versions.
5
40-80
320