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driver

  1. In program technology, a driver is a device driver, a subroutine or control program that ensures the adaptation of an operating system or standard program to unsupported bus systems and interfaces of peripheral devices such as keyboards, printers, screens, etc.. Hence also the designations device driver, printer driver or screen driver. The control program provides the operating system with all the necessary commands so that it can work with the corresponding hardware. Well-known operating systems contain many drivers that are called automatically when the hardware is connected.
  2. In communications and audio engineering, a driver is an amplifier that adapts a signal in terms of frequency, impedance and voltage to a transmission medium, channels or network components.
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Englisch: driver
Updated at: 29.07.2013
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