The process of emulating a specific hardware inside software resulting in the exact same I/O characteristics.
Leif Hurst, 10/15/10
imitation (of an admired model) for the purpose of improving one's own qualities.
the imitation of the actions of a computer system or component, especially a processor, by means of a computer program, with the goal of predicting the behavior and performance characteristics of that system without actually manufacturing it.
The duplication of the functional capability of one device in another device.
Capability to automatically replace all or part of a network or terminal equipment (TE).
The imitation of a computer system, performed by a combination of hardware and software, that allows programs to run between incompatible systems.
Imitation of a computing function by a system not originally designed to perform that function. (7/96)
one of the most frequent features accompanying competition, where customs, buildings, and artifacts in one society may be adopted by neighboring ones through a process of imitation which is often competitive in nature.
The process of using a computer program to mimic the behaviors of another computer program, operating system, or piece of hardware.
(1) When software allows a computer to "act" like another type of computer such as a mainframe computer. (2) The use of programming techniques and special machine features to permit one computer to execute programs written for another.
(IEEE) A model that accepts the same inputs and produces the same outputs as a given system. To imitate one system with another. Contrast with simulation.
A technique that allows a piece of software or hardware to ‘act’ like another in order to cooperate with otherwise incompatible products. A very common use of emulation is using a printer with certain types of software.
synonyms adoption modeling replication
A printer operational mode in which one type and brand of printer connected to or networked with a PC mimics the operation of another type and brand of printer, so that it can print data from an application compatible with the printer it is emulating. It is not uncommon to find printers on the market that can emulate one or more printer product lines that command a significant market share, like the HP LaserJet(tm), Epson LQ(tm) and Epson FX(tm) series laser printers.
A printer's capability to accept print files in the format used by another printer.
The duplication of a system's functions where functionality must be duplicated but duplicating the actual system is impractical. Simulation of a system, function, or program.
The process of using one software program to imitate the behaviors of another software program or piece of software.
The imitation or mock-up of a computer process in software, to bypass patents or to avoid the cost of additional hardware. (Example: CompuServe uses Terminal Emulation to bring a mock-up of Unimatic to your computer. That is why your computer does not perform the same way as the computers at work do. There are many, many hardware and software connections required to make it work. Ultimately, this slows down all responses.)
The process by which a device is built to work like another. For example, a chip can be designed to emulate another model and execute software that was written to run in the other design. The emulator can be hardware, software or both.
(computer science) technique of one machine obtaining the same results as another
an excellent way to do early software development and verification
a perfect copy and a simulation is a less than perfect copy or scaled down to some extent
a program running on a computer that simulates the existence of another computer
A process by which one machine generates the input and/or output produced by another. This is a software capacity and, on the Internet, most frequently refers to emulating a certain type of terminal, such as the VT100 or a 3270 (input expected by IBM machines).
Where a PC is set up with terminal emulation software to act or communicate as a dumb I/O terminal, allowing the PC to "look" like the terminal it is emulating.
A digital record preservation approach which involves keeping digital records in their original format and recreating the operating environment to enable the original performance of the software to be recreated on current computers. The result is that the original data format is preserved and may be accessed in an environment that allows for the recreation of the original ‘look and feel' of the record.
Imitation of one system or device by another.
A network activity in which a computer acts as if it is another kind of computer or terminal.
when one device imitates or appears to be another device
Refers to the ability of a program or device to imitate another program or device. Many printers, for example, are designed to emulate Hewlett-Packard LaserJet printers because so much software is written for HP printers. By emulating an HP printer, a printer can work with any software written for a real HP printer. Emulation tricks the software into believing that a device is really some other device. Communications software packages often include terminal emulation drivers. This enables your PC to emulate a particular type of terminal so that you can log on to a mainframe. It is also possible for a computer to emulate another type of computer. For example, there are programs that enable an Apple Macintosh to emulate a PC.
n. The use of a data processing system to imitate another data processing system such that the imitating system accepts the same data, executes the same programs, and achieves the same results as the imitated system.
The imitation of one computing system by another system through the use of software and hardware that allow the latter to run programs written for the former.
Hardware or software, or a combination of the two, that behaves like another device or program, like PCs emulating dumb terminals.
An absolutely precise simulation of something, so exact that it is equivalent to the original (for example, many computers emulate obsolete computers to run their programs).
(1.) The use of programming techniques and special machine features to permit a computing system to run programs written for another system. (2.) Imitation. For example, when one computer imitates the characteristics of another computer.
behavior like another type of entity, usually as in "terminal emulation." Terminal emulation software such as Kermit, ZTerm or ProComm allows a desktop computer to emulate (act like, display data from, interactively log in to) a terminal on a multi-user server-computer in a remote location, over phone lines via modems at both ends, or via hardwiring.
The approach to save digital information by focusing on the applications software rather than on the files containing information. Those in favor of emulation want to build software that mimics every type of application that has ever been written for every type of file format and make them run on whatever the current computing environment is. Both migration and emulation require refreshing of data.
Mimicking the appearance and functionality of another program, computer, or computer accessory such as a printer of modem.
An operating mode in which the printer has the operating characteristics of another printer.
The imitation of one computer system by another, so that software created for the computer being imitated will run on the other without changing it.
The process of re-creating an obsolete operating system or piece of software on an up to date operating system or piece of software, therefore allowing the digital objects associated with the obsolete system to be accessed. Emulation is one of the main areas of research into digital preservation.
A program that simulates another device. For example, a 3270 emulator emulates an IBM 3270 terminal, sending the same codes as the real device would.
Mode in which a system imitates another one in order to exploit the same programs or to provide the same results. Emulation facilitates conversion.
See printer emulation.
A process by which a computer imitates the actions of another computer, so that the imitating system accepts the same data and executes the same computer programs as the imitated system.
Terminal emulation is a program that runs in a workstation that makes it look, to both the user and the host, like a specific type of data terminal.
The imitation of one device by another. The emulating device performs the same functions and appears to other network devices as if it were the emulated device.
1. the sincerest form of flattery. 2. simulating some other computer or processor. In the context of a Macintosh, a PowerMac processor will run a 680x0-based application in emulation mode. It may even run slower than the same application on a 680x0 Mac, because emulation tends to be slower than native processes. See terminal emulation, and Fat Binary.
Replication of a computing system to process programs and data from an early system that is no longer available.
The imitation of all or part of a device, terminal, or computer by another, so that the imitating device accepts the same data, performs the same functions and appears to the other network devices as the imitated device.
n. The process of a computer, device, or program imitating the function of another computer, device, or program.
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