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What is Cinemark XD?

Cinemark XD is a term used to refer to Cinemark’s new approach to screening movies. XD is an abbreviation of Extreme Digital. Cinemark XD is a product of Cinemark USA Inc, a group of movie theatres that belongs to Cinemark Holdings, Inc. Cinemark Holdings, Inc operates in the Americas, both North and South, as well [...]

What is Mica?

Mica refers to a transparent clear mineral that has high levels of dielectric strength. Mica can endure a continuous temperature of about 550°C; its melting point is estimated to be 1250°C. Mica has the capacity to endure all agents including acids, chemicals, oils, gasses and alkalis. The mineral derives its name for a Latin term, [...]

What does BMS stand for?

BMS stands for Building Management System and it refers to a computerized way of controlling and/or managing various electrical and mechanical components of a certain building. This kind of system involves both software and hardware components that are managed efficiently through a centralized approach. Many large buildings and offices have various electrical and mechanical components [...]

What is Arduino?

Arduino is a computing tool that features a single board that can do micro-controlling functions beyond the standard desktop computer.  It has become very popular among many programming experts and novices because of its open-source micro-controller platform.  The hardware in Arduino is very simple along with the simplified code editor making it very easy to [...]

What is CWDM fiber?

CWDM fiber refers to a type of fiber-optic technology that uses Coarse wavelength-division multiplexing.  Using CWDM fibers has increasingly become popular since its introduction in the 1980s especially among cable networks systems and telecommunications companies.  Through the multiplexing technology, more optical carrier signals can be accommodated using only one optical fiber or the so-called CWDM [...]

What is Wii U?

Wii U refers to the latest generation of game console from Nintendo.  Released in late 2012, Wii U is considered the first brand of game consoles that is able to handle and feature HD or high-definition graphics.  Gaming console enthusiasts have lauded this new product from Nintendo because of its new features including the all-new [...]

What is DVD Aspect Ratio?

What is DVD Aspect Ratio? DVD Aspect Ratio refers the ratio of an image with regards to its width and height as it is presented or projected on a display medium like TV and computer screens. In video format, the image display involved is done through thousands or millions of digital pixels depending on the [...]

What is DVI?

What is DVI? DVI stands for “digital video interface” or “digital visual interface” and it refers to a standard with regards to video transmission on display devices such as computer and television monitors. It is a new technology that works best with flat monitors or LCD flat-screen panels and state-of-the-art video and graphic cards on [...]

What is a Regulated Power Supply?

What is a Regulated Power Supply? Power supplies are devices that are made to give out electrical energy to the electric load terminal. This particular terminal plays a key role in producing output voltage and/or current in an electric circuit. The main function of a power supply involves the production of electrical energy and/or conversion [...]

What is Amperage?

What is Amperage? Amperage is also referred to as a current. More specifically it is the electrical energy that flows through many different appliances. This electrical energy is usually measured according to the number of AMPS. Besides amperage there are two other types of energy that run through the home. However, amperage is the one [...]

What is a VHF Antenna?

What is a VHF Antenna? VHF or “Very High Frequency” antenna is one type of antenna that is commonly used in television sets. As its names suggests, this antenna type works on certain frequencies in terms of receiving and transmitting signals. As for VHF antennas on television sets, lower channels are within their frequency range. [...]

What is LMI Frame Relay?

What is LMI Frame Relay? LMI Frame Relay refers to the set of extensions as to the protocol of the Frame Relay. LMI stands for Local Management Interface, designed to give valuable information. These are details regarding the Frame Relay networks status and it basically helps for the extension of the capabilities of the said [...]

What is BJT?

What is BJT? BJT or bipolar junction transistor refers to an electronic device with three terminals made of semiconductors. This device may be used to amplify an electric current or switch applications. A typical example of a BJT would be the combination of silicon and/or germanium to form one PN-junction. And if two signal diodes [...]

What is BPF?

What is BPF? BPF or “band pass filter” is a device that allows the passage of frequencies of a certain desired range and rejects or blocks those that go below or above the particular range. This type of filtering mechanism can be achieved by using both low-pass filters and high-pass filters. In this simple setup, [...]

What is kWp?

What is kWp? kWp or kilowatt peak refers to the measure of power from solar energy panels or devices under standard testing conditions. It is also called as “peak power” or “nominal power” representing the output that may be provided by a particular solar module in conditions wherein there is full solar radiation. In this [...]

What does HVAC stand for?

What does HVAC stand for? HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning. It is a system designed to provide comfort for the interiors of a building or a vehicle. As a sub-part of mechanical engineering, HVAC technology relies on the principles of heat transfer, fluid dynamics, and thermodynamics. This type of technology is said to [...]

What is DVD?

What is DVD? DVD is the common name for a plastic disc that typically has a diameter of 4.7”. DVD is the abbreviation for Digital Versatile Disc and it utilizes infinitesimal pits on the disc surface that serves as digital information storage. Originally, DVD stands for the unofficial name Digital Video Disc. A fine laser [...]

What is Analog?

What is Analog? The word analog refers to a system or device that has a continuously changing variable. An eye, for example, is an analog system because it sees an infinite combination of colors, shapes and gradients. When applied to electronics analog is a format that uses a continuous modulating signal. A telephone line uses [...]