Expansion boards for PCs can be half-size (also half-length) or full-size (also full-length). Most PCs have slots for each type of board. A half-size board is sometimes called an 8-bit board because it can transmit only 8 bits at a time. A full-size board is called a 16-bitboard. In addition, some expansion boards are designed to operate with a local bus, such as PCI.
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Updated on Aug 5, 1998