A printed circuit assembly which transmits user data (I/Os) between the host system’s internal bus and the external Fibre Channel link and vice versa. Also called an I/O adapter, host adapter, or FC adapter.


The logical location of a peripheral device, node, or any other unit or component in a network. The formatted number specifying a specific network location.

See also [SCSI Addressing ]
Arbitrated Loop
See [Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop]

The second byte of the N_Port Identifier.


The difference (loss) between transmitted and received power, due to the transmission loss through equipment lines or other communications devices.


The range of frequencies that can pass over a given ...

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