expansion board

   A printed circuit board that plugs into a computer's expansion bus to provide added capabilities. Also called an adapter.
   Common expansion boards include video adapters, joy-stick controllers, and input/ output (I/O) adapters, as well as other devices, such as internal modems, CD-ROMs, and network interface cards (NICs). One expansion board can often support several different devices. Some current PC designs incorporate many of the functions previously performed by these individual adapters on the motherboard.

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