Committed to the development of fundamental ACPI components for Linux. This includes a generic ACPI table parser, AML interpreter, bus and device drivers, policy, user interface, and support tools.
Advanced Configuration Power Interface Green PC power management.
A power management scheme used in Windows 98, Second Edition, and later, to control a variety of devices in order to conserve power. This is particularly useful in laptops to conserve the battery. The monitor, hard drive, and other devices that use power constantly, can be turned off or put in "hibernation" during periods of non-use. These devices can even be set to "wake up" through the network or by modem.
ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) The standard binary code for all characters and symbols used in computer communications. There are 256 possible entries although only 127 of them are used in the standard, covering all the characters and functions on the keyboard. Microsoft has extended these codes to use the full 256 available by adding special characters. ASCII codes can be accessed through the font manager Character Map. For example, if you want to type the character é which is not on your keyboard, you must insert its ASCII code. Hold down the ALT key and type 0233 on the numbers keypad. (Be sure you have Num Lock set ON)
'Advanced Configuration and Power Interface', an industry standard specification for devices, which allows for the OS configuration and power management of the devices.
(n.) Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface.
( dvanced onfiguration and ower nterface) is a power management specification that allows the operating system to control the amount of power distributed to the computer's devices. Devices not in use can be turned off, reducing unnecessary power expenditure. ACPI defines a new interface to the system board, and enables the OnNow design initiative for instantly available PCs.
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface A specification that defines a new interface to the system board that enables the operating system to implement operating-system directed power management and system configuration. Following the ACPI allows system manufacturers to build systems consistent with the OnNow design initiative for instantly available PCs.
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface ACPI is a power management specification developed by Intel, Toshiba and Microsoft that makes hardware status information available to the operating system. ACPI enables a PC to turn its peripherals on and off for improved power management especially in portables. It also allows the PC to be turned on and off by external devices, so that the touch of a mouse or the press of a key will "wake up" the machine.
A specification that allows the Operating System to control power management. Hardware information is made available to the operating system, and ACPI turns peripherals on and off for improved power management. ACPI also makes power management available for notebook PCs and allows the keyboard or mouse to bring the PC out of sleep mode.
advanced configuration and power interface. The latest standard that specifies how PC or laptop power can be efficiently managed. Features include activating devices only when required and reducing clock speed when full processing power is not needed.
advanced configuration and power interface] A Microsoft® Windows® operating system utility that can be set up to put a computer in standby or hibernation mode to conserve battery or electrical power.
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface, allows components of the system to be powered down when they are not in use.
Advanced Configuration Power Interface...an industry standard that defines a flexible hardware interface for the system motherboard It is used to integrate power management throughout a computer, using hardware, software and the operating system.
Abbreviation for Advanced Control and Power Interface. Allows control of power management from within the operating system. See also: APM
This power management interface takes the power management out of the BIOS and gives control to the operating system (OS). Typically, a system's BIOS is...
A power management specification developed by Intel, Microsoft, and Toshiba. ACPI, which will be part of the next version of Windows, enables the operating system to control the amount of power given to each device attached to the computer. With ACPI, the operating system can turn off peripheral devices, such as a CD-ROM players, when they're not in use. As another example, ACPI will enable manufacturers to produce computers that automatically power up as soon as you touch the keyboard.
dvanced onfiguration and ower nterface, replacement for APM that has the advantage of allowing O/S control of power management facilities as well exporting the set of hardware currently present on the system.
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) is a technology that allows the operating system to control the amount of power given to each device attached to the computer.
Advanced configuration and power interface. ACPI provides interfaces for power state management, system device identification, and hardware configuration. ACPI specification: http://www.acpi.info/spec.htm Intel's ACPI web site: http://developer.intel.com/technology/iapc/acpi
advanced configuration and power interface — A power management specification that enables Microsoft® Windows® operating systems to put a computer in standby or hibernate mode to conserve the amount of electrical power allocated to each device attached to the computer.
Specification developed by Intel, Compaq, Phoenix, Microsoft and Toshiba to control power on notebooks and other devices. Windows 98 and Windows 2000/XP support ACPI.
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. A standard interface for enabling the operating system to direct configuration and power management.
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. The successor to Advanced Power Management (APM); lets the OS rather than the BIOS control computer hardware power consumption.
Abbreviation for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. ACPI enables operating-system-directed power management rather than system BIOS-directed power management. In addition, it provides a generic system event mechanism for Plug and Play and an interface for configuration control.