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Daisy Chain A hardware configuration in which devices are linked in a series. Data is transferred from the first device then to the second and so on.
Daughterboard A smaller PC board that is inserted into a connector which is mounted onto the larger motherboard.
DB connector Alternate terminology for D-suB connector. DB9 is a 9 pin D-sub connector.
DDWG Abbreviation for Digital Display Working Group, a group of companies writing the standards for DVI technology.
DFP Abbreviation for Digital Flat Panel referring to very thin digital computer monitors and television screens.
DIP Dual Inline Package - Two rows of symmetrical pins in a plastic housing.
dip soldering The process of making electrical connections, usually to a PCB, by means of dipping one side of the board in molten solder, thus soldering the projecting connector leads to the circuitry printed on the board.
DMA Direct Memory Access - A data transfer technique where data transmission between devices are not routed through the CPU. This allows for faster data transfers.
dual in-line package (DIP) Connectors which have 2 rows of parallel contacts on the 2 longer sides of the housing.
Dual Leaf Dual beam socket contact that mates with both sides of the mating pin.