southbridge

(architecture)   The integrated circuit in a core logic chip set that controls the IDE bus, USB, plug-n-play support, the PCI-ISA bridge, keyboard/mouse controller, power management, and various other features. One brand provides sound card functions.

Other functions are provided by the northbridge chip.

http://maximumpc.com/terminator/terminator_s.html.

Last updated: 2000-01-15


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