Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Short for Extended Capabilities Port, ECP was developed by Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard and announced in 1992 as an additional enhanced parallel port. Although ECP requires an additional DMA channel that can cause resource conflicts, it is capable of transmitting of up to 2 MBps and had a FIFO buffer of up to 16-bytes.

Computer abbreviations, Parallel port, Printing terms