Mar 23

The Different Types of Data Cards and Their Uses


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Not many of us know exactly what data cards are and what they are for; however, it is important to be in touch with this information especially since data cards are being used everywhere and for almost everything. If you have not yet encountered a data card today, surely, you will encounter one tomorrow and so, it would be best to have possess even slight knowledge about these things.

Data Card

Basically, a data card refers to any removable electronic card that can store, transfer and transform data. Usually, it is approximately the size of a credit card, although many data cards may be much smaller. Data can be written on a data card and data can also be recovered from it.

There are some data cards that are portable and used for file transfers or file back-ups while there are other data cards that are used to provide wireless internet access.

Types and Uses of Data Cards

As you might already know, there are many types of data cards available. Without further delay, let us get to know the different types of data cards that we may encounter and how they are used in the society.

  • Memory card

Perhaps, one of the most widely known data card is a memory card, also known as a flash card. In today’s modern world, many technological devices require the help of non-volatile memory, a computer memory that can store and retrieve information when it is turned on and off. This is exactly the purpose that a memory card serves.

The use of flash memory cards is widespread in today’s society; portable devices such as cameras, smart phones, laptops and tablets and even electronic musical instruments make use of this data card to store digital information.

  • Electronic card

Also simply known as data cards, electronic cards deal with geographical, topographical or climatic data that is displayed on the screen of a device such as a GPS navigator or simply, a computer. The world of data acquisition systems make use of datacards in their projects aside from memory cards.

  • Identification card

As the name implies, these are data cards that simply work as identification document. This card contains data necessary for functions such as controls in offices or subways or even for prepaid service in telecom or banking. Today, fashion subway cards have even become trending.

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  • Expansion card

Again, the name itself holds true. An expansion card basically expands the functionality of a computer system. An expansion card is a circuit board that is inserted into an expansion slot or a motherboard of a computer to serve its job.Examples of expansion cards are sound cards, video cards and network cards.

The Bottom Line

Overall, these data cards are used with electronic devices which are mostly portable.These cards are commonly used to store and retrieve data among other purposes. Industries concerned with computers, data acquisition,gaming and any industry with the touch of technology of are the major users of these cards. Without these data cards, storing digital information or expanding system functionality would be much harder for us.

Feb 15

7 Fan Favorite NCAA Football Teams!

Favorite college football teams

College football this season has been a roller coaster with so many teams showing off their excellent teamwork and athleticism. From the popular Clemson Tigers all the way to the Penn State Nittany Lions, there are countless teams that are certified fan favorites.

In a poll done by The AP, they have ranked which teams are the most popular, according to the votes of the fans.The following are the teams that made such a huge impact this season that a lot of people made the effort to vote for them.

Clemson Tigers

Based at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, the Clemson Tigers are unstoppable at this point. Last January 10, the finals for the CFP championship took place in Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida and the Clemson Tigers took the victory against the second placer in this list.

Alabama Crimson Tide

From the University of Alabama, the Alabama Crimson Tide football team has risen the ranks and gained popularity because of the potential of players in the team. Some of the players in the team have the potential to play professionally and it is only a matter of time before they announce which ones made the cut.

USC Trojans

Coming from the prestigious school of the University of Southern California, the USC Trojans has time and time again, kept up with the demands of the crowd. They defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions back in January 3 and has earned the third spot in this list of popular college teams across the US. With Clay Helton as their coach, they might even make it to the top in no time.

Washington Huskies

The Washington Huskies come from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. Their football stadium is the Husky Stadium and their head coach is Chris Petersen. Despite losing to the Alabama Crimson Tide back in January 1 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, they are still one of the favored college football teams.

Oklahoma Sooners

University of Oklahoma is the school of this American football team, spearheaded by coach Bob Stoops. They practice in the Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium and since then has proven that they are a team to beat. After winning against another popular team, which is the Auburn Tigers, perhaps they will soon be in the top three in the next season.

Ohio State Buckeyes

From Ohio State University at Columbia, Ohio, the Ohio State Buckeyes are still hanging in there despite their defeat against the Clemson Tigers back in January 3. With the Ohio Stadium as their practice stadium, maybe they will have better luck next time they go against them.

Penn State Nittany Lions

Going up against the USC Trojans might have been a big blow to them because of their loss. However, this American football team from Penn State University still managed to get a lot of votes. They did take the seventh spot after all. With James Franklin as their coach, perhaps they will be able to make a comeback.

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