Acronym Decoder

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Acronyms related to electronics and embedded systems.

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A

ABIST-Array Built-In Self-Test

ADAM-Advanced Doherty Alignment Module  [a special module to do Doherty phase amplifers]

ADMA-Asynchronous Direct Memory Access

ADC - Analog to Digital Converter

APU-Application Processor Unit

AWIC-Asynchronous Wake-up Interrupt Controller

B

BLE or BTLE - Bluetooth Low Energy

BME-Bit Manipulation Engine

BOM-Bill of Materials

BSP -Board support package. A group of files that are specific to a particular type of processor on a particular type of board. It includes drivers.

C

CAN-Controller Area Network

CMSIS- Cortex™ Microcontroller Software Interface Standard

CMT-Carrier Modulator Transmitter

CPU-Central Processing Unit

CRC-Cyclic Redundancy Check

D

DAC- Digital to Analog Converter

DCSR-Debug configuration and status register

DCU-Display Control Unit

DIMM-dual in-line memory module

DMA-Direct Memory Access

DPA-Doherty Power Amplifier

E

eTPU-enhanced Time Processor Unit

EWM - External Watchdog Monitor

F

FPGA-Field programmable gate array

FPU-Floating Point Unit

FRAM-Ferroelectric Random Access Memory

FSM-Finite State Machine

FTM-Flexible Timer Module

G-H

GPIO - General Purpose Input/Output

HID-[USB] Human Interface Device

HMI - Human Machine Interface

I

I2C-Inter Integrated Circuit

I2S -Inter-IC Sound

IDE-Integrated Development Environment

IFC-Integrated Flash Controller

IFTT-Inverse Fast Fourier Transform

ICE-In-circuit emulator

J-L

JTAG - Joint Test Action Group

LED-Light Emitting Diode

LCD-Liquid Crystal Display

LVD-Low Voltage Detect

M

MAC-Media Access Control

mbed- Cloud based IDE for rapid prototyping

MCG- Multi-Clock Generation

MII-Media Independent Interface

MOSFET-Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor

MPU-Memory Protection Unit

MSD-mass storage device

N-O

NMI-Non-maskable interrupt

NVIC-nested-vectored interrupt controller

NVM-Non-volatile memory

OpenSDA-Open-standard Serial and Debug Adapter.

P

PCIe-PCI Express (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express)

PEx-Short form for the Processor Expert

PEG - Portable Embedded GUI

PGA- Programmable-gain amplifier

PIT-Periodic Interrupt Timer

PMC-Power Management Controller

PSP - Processor Support Package

PWM-Pulse Width Modulation

R

RNG - Random Number Generation

RoHS-Restriction of Hazardous substances

RTC - Real Time Clock

RTOS-Real Time Operating System

RRAM-Resistive Random Access Memory

S

SCI-Serial Communications Interface (see also UART)

SDHC - Secure Digital Host Controller

SIM - System Integration Module

SPI-Serial Peripheral Interface

T

TDM - Tamper Detection Module

TPMS-Tire Pressure Monitoring System

TSI-Touch Sensing Interface

U-W

UART - Universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter

WiMAX Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access

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