Note: some abbreviations for EFI/Melow platform

  • SCH – System Controller Hub (North + South Bridge)
  • uDrMOS – Ultra-Mobile Driver & MOSFETs Module
  • ODT – On Die Termination
  • ICH – I/O Controller Hub
  • SiB – System in Board, (SiP, System in Package)
  • UMPC – Ultra-Mobile PC
  • MID – Mobile Internet Device
  • SKU – Stock Keeping Unit
  • WWAN – Wireless Wide Access Network
  • SMI – System Management Interrupt
  • DUET – Developer’s UEFI Emulation(original code name "UoL")
  • SCT – Self Ceritification Test
  • CSM – Compatibility Support Module, (support Leagcy BIOS)
  • EFI – Extensible Firmware Interface
  • EDK – EFI Development Kit, Intel release a refence EFI implement code
  • EBC – EFI Byte Code (A new Virtual Machine, But why not using forth?(Open Firmware/PCI ROM spec. use forth)
  • MBR – Master Boot Record
  • GPT – GUID Partition Table, (support Boot on File System like FAT32 not MBR)
  • SEC – Security
  • PEI – Pre-EFI Initialization
  • PEIM – Pre-EFI Module
  • DXE – Driver eXecution Environment
  • BDS – Boot Device Selection
  • RT – Run Time
  • AL – After Life
  • PPI – PEIM to PEIM interface
  • HOB – Hand-Off Block, (will pass a HOB link-list, when PEI handoff to DXE)
  • PE32+ – Portable Execute 32Bit Plus, EFI image format is PE32+ subsystem. so can to support 32bit/64bit environment
  • FV – Firmware Volumes, It is a firmware file system.
  • VFR – Visual Forms Representation, EDK use the language to design UI/MENU
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