networking chip

A networking chip is a microprocessor that provides the logic for sending and receiving data (including voice and video) on a telecommunications network so that additional devices are not needed for these functions.

A networking chip is a microprocessor that provides the logic for sending and receiving data (including voice and video) on a telecommunications network so that additional devices are not needed for these functions. Among other manufacturers, IBM reportedly will sell networking chips that support asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) and token ring communication.

This was first published in April 2007

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