What specialized expansion slots were designed to accommodate a modem? Pick two.
E) Just plug a telephone handset into the motherboard
The answer: B) AMR and C) CNR
The Audio/Modem Riser and the Communications and Networking Riser were created as specialized bus connections for modems and other peripherals. By placing these components on a specialized bus, the other slots could be available. Most motherboard manufacturers integrated these features directly onto the motherboard, making a specialized bus unnecessary.
Want to know more? Watch “Bus Architectures and Expansion Slots.”
An important consideration of the very first IBM personal computer was including standardized expansion slots so the end-user could customize their system. In this video, you’ll learn about bus architectures and expansion slots, including PCI, PCI Express, AGP, and CardBus.