Smart cable

Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

A smart cable may refer to any of the following:

smart cable1. Alternatively referred to as an intelligent cable, a smart cable is a cable that contains built-in circuitry to detect the transmission and be able to convert it to another transmission.

2. Smart cables may also be a cable that converts from one standard into another. For example, a cable that allows a SCSI device to work through USB.

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