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RAMDAC
Last modified: Tuesday, October 30, 2001 

Short for Random Access Memory Digital-to-Analog Converter, a single chip on video adapter cards. The RAMDAC's role is to convert digitally encoded images into analog signals that can be displayed by a monitor. A RAMDAC actually consists of four different components - SRAM to store the color map and three digital-to-analog converters (DACs), one for each of the monitor's red, green, and blue electron guns.

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Describes the technical details of video modes and signals, as well as the major characteristics of the video image. This page is from "The PC Guide."

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