Documenting hardware interfaces

Subject: Documenting hardware interfaces
From: "Boudreaux, M (GE Healthcare, consultant)" <MadelynBoudreaux -at- ge -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 19:27:04 -0400

Hi, all:

My background is primarily centered around software. I now find myself
needing to define pieces of hardware, mainly the UI: buttons, keys,
toggles, switches, cables, ports, and quite a few thingamabobs and
doohickeys that I've never dreamt of in my philosophy.

Can anyone point me to a good resource for naming the parts of
equipment, with a medical slant if possible (but maybe not necessarily)?
I am so used to turning to style guides for the right names for things,
but my guides aren't helping me now. I may get to define some of these
things myself, but I'd prefer to do so with some guiding.

Thanks in advance! (Standard disclaimer: I looked in the archive. I
didn't see anything that helped me. I may not have looked in the right

Madelyn Boudreaux


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