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I/O Input/Output
I/O DEVICES Input/Output devices: whose purpose is to enter data into a computer or to extract data from a computer. For example, a modem is an I/O device, whereas CPU is a computational device.
IC Integrated circuit
ICT In Circuit Test
INNERLAYER The copper foil laminated fiberglass panel that printed circuit boards are built upon. Also known as a substrate, panel or core.
INP Indium phoshide
IN-PROCESS INSPECTION (IPI) A built-in inspection function in the manufacturing process.
INTERCONNECTION AND PACKAGING CONSULTING Service of assisting or advising customer in the areas of: selecting the appropriate packaging and materials, design tradeoffs in board wiring and spacing densities, and determining internal wiring and components usage based on performance, reliability, manufacturing and cost considerations.
IP Intellectual property
IPC Association Connection Electronics Industries, formerly, The Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits.
IR Infrared
ISA Industry standard architecture. Older standard also used to be commonly used in PCs.
ISDN Integrated Services Digital Network: an international communications standard for sending voice, video, and data over digital telephone lines or normal telephone wires. ISDN supports data transfer rates of 64 Kbps (64,000 bits per second). Most ISDN lines offered by telephone companies give you two lines at once, called B Channels. You can use one line for voice and the other for data, or you can use both lines for data to give you data rates of 128 Kbps, three times the data rate provided by today’s fastest modems.
ISO International Standards Organization