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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
presenting a facsimile of a resource which is not present to a consumer so that it is not aware of the resources absence, allowing the consumer to exist in an environment other than that which it was designed for.