American National Standards Institute (ANSI)


Definition of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in Network Encyclopedia.

What is ANSI?

ANSI is a U.S. standards organization that facilitates and governs the development of standards in many areas, including computing and communication.

ANIS - American National Standards Institute
ANIS – American National Standards Institute

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) was founded as a private sector voluntary standards association in 1918 and is a nonprofit, private association with almost 1400 member organizations.

Standards that are approved by ANSI are called ANSI Standards. Examples include the ANSI C/C++ programming language standards, ANSI-89 SQL standards, and ANSI character set. There are over 13,000 standards that have been approved by ANSI to date.

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AUI connector

AUI is an acronym for Attachment Unit Interface connector, a standard 15-pin connector device for thicknet or 10Base5 cabling. The AUI connector on the free end of the drop cable attaches to the DB15 connector on the network interface card (NIC). The NIC has an AUI port connector for connecting the drop cable.