Alan Freedman -- The Computer Language Company - Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
Longest-Running Tech Reference on the Planet

A CDE Definition

You'll love The Computer Desktop Encyclopedia (CDE) for Tech Term of the Day (TTOD)

LOOK UP ANOTHER TERM


CIS

(1) (CompuServe Information Service) See CompuServe.

(2) (Card Information Structure) A data structure on a PC Card that contains information about the card's contents. It allows the card to describe its configuration requirements to its host computer.

(3) (Contact Image Sensor) A type of scanning sensor used in low-cost scanners that is smaller than a CCD. Although it allows for smaller, lighter scanners to be built, color fidelity and image quality are not as good as CCD. See CCD sensor and CMOS sensor.



Personal Use Only

Before/After Your Search Term
BeforeAfter
circuit cardCIS B
circuit cellularCISA
circuit-level proxyCISC
circuit switchingCisco
circuit traceCisco ASA
circular bufferCisco certification
circular polarizationCisco Compatible Extensions
circular referenceCisco FWSM
circular waitCisco lock and key
circutCisco PIX

Terms By Topic
Click any of the following categories for a list of fundamental terms.
Computer Words You Gotta KnowSystem design
Job categoriesUnix/Linux
Interesting stuffPersonal computers
InternetIndustrial Automation/Process Control
Communications & networkingAssociations/Standards organizations
HistoryDesktop publishing
Audio/VideoGraphics
MainframesSecurity
ProgrammingHealthcare IT
System design