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Glossary of Technical Terms

Low Profile Card



The Low Profile card allows for the design of a small, low profile system that still offers benefits in upgradeability and expandability to the user. There are two main card lengths (MD1 and MD2) that are defined for low profile PCI cards; MD1 is the shortest 32-bit card length available at 4.72", MD2 is the largest 32-bit card length available at 6".