Glossary Definition for PCI

Glossary Term: PCI 

Definition

Peripheral Component Interconnect: A standard interface used primarily on computer backplanes to connect interface cards and peripheral devices to the processor bus. PCI is often used for video display cards, network interfaces (e.g. Ethernet), and peripheral interfaces such as SCSI or USB.

PCI buses typically also support the older Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) standard.

Synonyms
  • Peripheral Component Interconnect

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