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PIGNORIS CAPIO, ROM. civil law. The name given to one of the legis actiones of the Roman law. It consisted chiefly in the taking. of a pledge, and was in fact a mode of execution. It was confined to special cases determined by positive law or by custom, such as taxes, duties, rents, &c., and is comparable in some respects to distresses at common law. The proceeding took place in the presence of a praetor.

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Because of the vital function of firmware, and because it performs its operation before the rest of the machine-including any antivirus software-boots up, attacks against the built-in software for hardware can be difficult to spot.
The ADIC Scalar 100 firmware upgrade will be available in April 2005.
In large distributed storage environments, asset tracking and firmware revision management are costly and error prone.
NASDAQ:PTEC) is the global market leader in system firmware that provides the most secure foundation for today's computing environments.
PTCRB also certified a new firmware build for Sony Xperia T2 Ultra, except the build number significantly jumped when compared to the previous build version.
The Intel 82802 FWH is used to store system BIOS and embedded OS/application firmware for Intel's 800 Series chipsets and is a key component in enabling future security and manageability infrastructures for the PC platform.
The Phoenix firmware platforms support the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) 2.
PTCRB posted new certified firmware builds for the Sony Xperia T3 HSPA+ and LTE models.
The Intel 82802 Firmware Hub is one of the chips in Intel's 800 Series (810, 810e, 815e, 815ep, 820, 840 and 850) Hub Architecture chipsets that optimizes the performance of computer systems based on Intel's microprocessors.
All M50FW040 functions are available via the Firmware Hub interface, while an optional Address/Address Multiplexed (A/A MUX) protocol allows faster programming on the customer's production line.
The combined firmware/processor platform is priced from US$15 in 1K unit volumes to sub-US$10 in high volume, depending on selected processor and included firmware modules.