Definition of Firmware

1. Noun. (computer science) coded instructions that are stored permanently in read-only memory.

Exact synonyms: Microcode
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Code, Computer Code



Definition of Firmware

1. Noun. Something in-between hardware and software. Like software, it is created from source code, but it is closely tied to the hardware it runs on. ¹

2. Noun. Software for embedded computers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Firmware

1. computer programs permanently stored on a microchip [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Firmware

firmicutes
firming
firming agent
firmish
firmisternal
firmitude
firmity
firmless
firmly
firmness
firmnesses
firmoss
firmosses
firms
firmth
firmware (current term)
firmwares
firmwide
firn
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firren
firrier
firriest
firring
firrings
firry
firs
first-aid
first-aid box

Literary usage of Firmware

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Guide to Understanding Trusted Distribution in Trusted Systems by James N. Menendez (1995)
"5.1 Trusted Distribution of Hardware, firmware, and Software The preceding sections of this document have addressed different methods that may be used for ..."

2. Defense Acquisition Acronyms and Terms: Defense Acquistion Acronyms & Termsby DIANE Publishing Company, C. B. Cochrane, E. P. Vollmer by DIANE Publishing Company, C. B. Cochrane, E. P. Vollmer (1995)
"... firmware, or computer software or any of their discrete portions, which satisfies an end use function and is designated by the Government for separate ..."

3. Guide to Understanding Configuration Management in Trusted Systems by James N. Menendez (1988)
"[2] Configuration Control — The process of controlling modifications to the system's design, hardware, firmware, software, and documentation which provides ..."

4. A Guide to Understanding Security Testing and Test Documentation in Trusted by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"3.6.6 Relationship Between Hardware/firmware Security Testing and the TCSEC Requirements ln this section we review test condition and coverage analysis ..."

5. National Computer Security Conference Proceedings, 1992: Information Systems by DIANE Publishing Company (1992)
"Although the Trusted Computing Base (TCB) comprises all the hardware, software, and firmware responsible for enforcing the system's security policy, ..."

6. Defending Secrets, Sharing Data: New Locks and Keys for Electronic Information (1993)
"As of January 1987, about 20 industry vendors had produced one or more versions of hardware or firmware devices (chips) implementing the DES algorithm, ..."

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