Popular interface standard for connecting PCs and peripheral devices. Allows 400-Mbps high-speed data transfer. “FireWire” is the name used by Apple Corporation and is identical to IEEE1394. It is also called “i.Link”.

Freeze frame

TV in which fixed (“still”) images (the frames of the video) are transmitted sequentially at a rate far too slow to be perceived as continuous motion by human vision. The receiving device typically holds each frame in memory, displaying it until the next complete frame is available.

Frontside Bus/FSB or System Bus

The connection path that links the CPU to main memory on the motherboard. I/O buses, which connect the CPU with the systems other components, branch off of the system bus.