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Abbreviations

Abbreviation

Abbreviation expansion

A

 

ABS

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

ACK

Acknowledgment

AI

Analog Input

AMD

Advanced Micro Devices

ANSI

American National Standards Institute: http://www.ansi.org

ANSI-C

American National Standards Institute- Programming Language

AO

Analog Output

API

Application Programming Interface

ARP

Address Resolution Protocol

ASCII

American Standard Code for Information Interchange

ASIC

Application specific integrated circuit

ATE

Automatic or Automated Test Equipment

AUI

Attachment Unit Interface

B

 

BNC

Bayonet Nut Connector

BS

Boundary Scan

BOOTP

Bootstrap Protoco

C

 

CAN

Controller-area Network

CDC

Change Data Capture

CFC

Continuous Function Chart

CIP

Common Industrial Protocol

CIP

Control and Information Protocol

CMRR

Common-Mode Rejection Ratio

CLB

Confirable logic blocks

CLIP

Component Level IP

COB

Communication Object

COM

Component Object Model

CPU

Central Processing Unit

CRC

Cyclic Redundancy Check

CSC

Convertible Static Compensator

CSMA/CD

Carrier Sense, Multiple Access/Collision Detect

D

 

DCOM

Distributed Component Object Model

DEC

Digital Equipment Corporation

DHCP

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

DIO

Discrete Input/Output

DIP

Dual In-line Package

DIX

Digital Equipment Corp., Intel, and Xerox

DLL

Dynamic Link Library

DNS

Domain Name Server

DOS

Denial of Service or Disk Operating System

E

 

EBCDIC

Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code

ECM

Enterprise Contact Management

EDS

Electronic Data Sheet

EIA

Electric Industries Alliance: http://www.eia.org

EMI

Electromagnetic Interference

ESI

Embedded Synthetic Instrumentation

ERP

Enterprise Resource Planning

ESD

Electrostatic Sensitive Devices

F

 

FBD

Function Block Diagram

FDDI

Fiber Distributed Data Interface

FOIRL

Fiber Optic Inter Repeater Link

FPGA

A field-programmable gate array

FT

Functional Test

FTP

File Transfer Protocol

G

 

GMII

Gigabit Media-Independent Interface

GND

Ground

GPIO

General Purpose Input/Output

GPS

Global Positioning System

GUI

Graphical User Interface

H

 

HMI

Human Machine Interface

HSSDC

High Speed Serial Data Connector

HTTP

Hypertext Transfer Protocol

HVAC

Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning

I

 

IANA

Internet Assigned Numbers Authority

IC

Integrated Chip

ICMP

Internet Control Message Protocol

IDC

Industrial Development Corporation: http://www.idc.co.za

IEC

International Electrical Commission: http://www.iec.ch

IEEE

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: http://www.ieee.org/portal/site

IETF

Internet Engineering Task Force: http://www.ietf.org

IGMP

Internet Group Management Protocol

IL

Instruction List

I/O

Input/Output

IP

Internet Protocol or Intellectual Property

IPV

Internet Protocol Version

ISA

Industry Standard Architecture: http://www.isa.org

ISDN

Integrated Services Digital Network

ISO

International Organization for Standardization

ISP

In-System Programming

J

 

JTAG

Joint Test Automation Group creator of standard IEEE 1149.1-1990

L

 

LAN

Local Area Network

LD

Ladder Diagram

LED

Light Emitting Diode

LQFP

Low- Profile Quad Flat Package

LUT

LookUp Table

M

 

MAC

Media Access Controller

MAC address

A media access control address is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces

MAU

Media Attachment Unit

MES

Manufacturing Execution System

MIB

Management Information Base

MII

Media Independent Interface

MMF

Multimode Fiber

Mockup

Scale or full-size model of a design or device

MOV

Metal Oxide Varistor

N

 

NAC

Navy Automation Controller

NCS

Network Computing System

NEMA

National Electrical Manufactures Association: http://www.nema.org

NFS

Network File System

NI

National Instruments

NIC

Network Interface Card

NRT

Near Real Time

NRZ

Non-Return to Zero

NTP

Network Time Protocol

NVT

Network Viral Terminal

O

 

ODVA

ODVA formally (Open Devicenet Vendors Association): http://www.odva.org

OEM

Original Equipment Manufacturer

OFDM

Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing

OMAC

Open Modular Architecture Controls: http://www.omac.org

OPC

OLE for Process Control: http://www.opcfoundation.org

OS

Operating System

P

 

PAD

Portable Application Description

PARC

Plato Alto Research Center: http://www.parc.com

PCB

Printed Circuit Board

PCI

Peripheral Component Interconnect

PCMCIA

Personal Computer Memory Card International Association: http://pcmcia.org

PD

Powered Device

PDO

Process Data Object

PHY

Physical Layer

PID

Proportional Integral Derivative

PING

Packet InterNet Groper

PLC

Programmable Logic Controller

PoE

Power over Ethernet

PSE

Power Sourcing Equipment

PTO

Profinet Trade Organization: http://www.us.profibus.com

PUR

Polyurethane

PVC

Polyvinyl Chloride

PWM

Pulse-width Modulation

PXI

PCI eXtention for Instrumentation

R

 

RAM

Random Access Memory

RARP

Reverse Address Resolution Protocol

RFID

Radio-Frequency Identification

RH

Relative Humidity

RIO

reconfigurable Input Output

RJ

Registered Jack

RMON

Remote MONitoring

ROM

Read-Only Memory

RPC

Remote Procedure Call

RS

Recommended Standard

RT

Real Time

RTOS

Real Time Operating System

RTPS

Real Time Publish/Subscribe

RTU

Remote Terminal Unit

Rx

Receive

RZ

Return to Zero

S

 

SAE

System Architecture Evolution

SBRIO

Single-Board reconfigurable Input Output

SCADA

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

SDO

Service Data Object

SFC

Sequential Function Chart

SLC

Smart Link Communication

SMTP

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol

SNA

Systems Network Architecture

SNMP

Simple Networking Management Protocol

SOAP

Simple Object Access Protocol

SPI

Serial Peripheral Interface

SSID

Service Set Identifier

SSL

Server-Side Language

ST

Structured Text

STP

Shielded Twisted Pair

SUT

System under Test

T

 

TCI

Tag Control Info

TCP

Transmission Control Protocol

TEA

Tiny Encryption Algorithm

TFTP

Trivial File Transfer Protocol

TIA

Telecommunications Industry Association: http://www.tiaonline.org

TLS

Transport Layer Security

TOS

Type of Service

TTL

Time to Live or Transistor-Transistor Logic

Tx

Transmit-Out

U

 

UCMM

Unconnected Message Manger

UDP

User Datagram Protocol

UNIX

Uniplexed Information and Computing System

UTP

Unshielded Twisted-Pair

UUT

Unit under Test

V

 

VAC

Volts of Alternating Current

VDC

Volts of Direct Current

VFD

Variable Frequency Drive

VI

Virtual Instrument – LabVIEW File format

VIN

Vehicle Identification Nubmer

VPN

Virtual Private Network

W

 

WAN

Wide Area Network

WEP

Wired Equivalent Privacy

WPA

WiFi Protected Access: http://www.wi-fi.org/knowledge_center/wpa

WPAN

Wireless Personal Area Networks

X

 

XML

Extensible Markup Language

XTEA

Extended Tiny Encryption Algorithm