Dietmar's Multimedia Acronyms


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AAC - Advanced Audio Coding

A compression method for audio signals, which allows better compression rates than MP3. See also: SDMI.

AFC - Automatic Frequency Control

A system to automatically find the best frequency.

AI - Artificial Intelligence

The abilitly of a machine to recognize and learn.

ALGOL - ALGOrithmic Language

A programming language.

ALU - Arithmetical-Logical Unit

The part of a CPU that does the actual calculations.

ANSI - American National Standards Institute


APU - Arithmetical Processor Unit


ASCII - American Standard Code for Information Interchange

This is the U.S. standard (ISO 646, ANSI_X3.4-1968) character set for 7-bit information interchange. The recommended name is US-ASCII. It is used in the FTP ascii-mode.

ASIC - Application Specific Integrated Circuit

An IC designed for a specific application.

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