The input devices enter the date into main memory or provide the information to a computer.A verity of input devices exist to convert information in any form (Data, Text, Video, Image,Animations)in to binary pulses recognized by computer. There are of different types:
Character input. (e.g. Keyboard).
Signal input (e.g. Mouse, Joystick, Light Pen, and Trackball).
Voice input (e.g. Micro phone).
Digitized input (e.g. Digital Camera).
Special input (e.g. Screen-oriented Devices).
It is the most common device used to input Characters, Numbers and Symbols. It has following parts.
This area of keyboard has alphabets and numbers. We can enter the alphanumeric data by therekeys.
It consist numbers from (0 to 9) and we can enter numeric data bay these numeric keys.
Screen Navigation & Editing Keys
These are used to move the cursor on monitor screen from one point to another point, the editingkeys are also used for modifying text window & arrow keys is are part of this area.
They are (12) in number. These keys are lick-at the top of the key board these are used in special purpose called special keys.
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