Computer chip that performs digital functions that make many features such as Target ID and Discrimination possible on today's Garrett detectors
A large-scale integrated circuit that has all the functions of a computer, except memory and input/output systems. The IC thus includes the instruction set, ALU, registers and control functions.
Integrated circuit chip that monitors, controls and executes the machine language instructions.
(CPU) the brains of the computer - the data transformer. The microprocessor usually contains the control unit, the arithmetic/logic unit, the registers, and the system clock.
or simply PROCESSOR. The CPU. The most popular manufacturer has been INTEL, whose succession of 286, 386, 486 , PENTIUM ( effectively a 586 ) has set the standard for the industry. Each processor was more powerful and sophisticated than the one before.
Electronic device to manipulate digital electronic pulses using integrated circuits.
Subsystem circuit of a microcomputer that performs the sequential manipulation of data. See Microcomputer.
The computer's main brain, the control center for the computer. This lets computers communicate over the existing phone lines.
(1) An integral piece of hardware, a microchip, which performs the logic functions of a digital computer. (2) It is a piece of hardware that houses the computing parts of a computer on one circuit board or in one set of integrated circuits. The microprocessor does not contain the I/O interfaces and memory unit. (2) A programmable, large-scale integrated circuit containing all the elements required to process binary-encoded data and having all the functions of a computer except memory and I/O systems. A microprocessor can perform basic arithmetic, and logical as well as control functions equivalent to the CPU of a conventional computer. (7/96)
An integrated circuit (IC) that communicates, controls, and executes machine language instructions.
the main processing unit or chip in a PC, sometimes referred to as chip or CPU.
A single computer chip which forms the main part of a computer - the central processing unit.
A single high-density INC. chip which performs the processing operations of a computer.
The brain of the computer the processor of information.
A complex circuit element that is usually the main control for a central processing unit. A single such component may house the entire central processor unit in a fire alarm control unit.
An integrated circuit containing the arithmetic-logic unit (ALU) and control unit of a computer's central processing unit (CPU).
a miniature computer made up of one or more microchips
A central processing unit that is manufactured on a single integrated circuit (or on only a few integrated circuits) by utilizing large-scale integration technology.
The integrated circuit that controls the operation of the slot machine. Slot machines are computers. They still contain electromechanical parts for accepting and paying out coins, lighting up various parts of the machine, or for visual effects.
This little chip is the heart of a computer. Often referred to as just the "...
A silicon chip performing the arithmetic and logic functions of a computer. One of the best known families of microprocessors is the Intel Pentium family.
An integrated circuit using semiconductor technology that incorporates all the elements for performing arithmetic operations and manipulating data.
A silicon chip that contains a CPU, or central processing unit. This is the brain of any computing device.
A semiconductor central processing unit (CPU) in a computer.
A computer on a single chip. The processing component of a microcomputer.
A single chip used as part of an automatic control system that contains a control unit, central processing circuitry, arithmetic and logic functions. It instructs other logic chips as to what to do.
Chip that contains the arithmetic-logic unit and control unit of a CPU. WWWebfx Home Page
Main computer chip that provides speed and capabilities of the computer. Also called CPU.
a central processing unit constructed using large-scale integration in which all the CPU circuits are fitted into a single integrated circuit
a central processing unit (CPU) enclosed in one integrated circuit (IC) package
a central processing unit ( CPU ) that fits on one microchip
a central processing unit (CPU) to control equipment or a system
a chip based general purpose computer
a complete CPU on a single integrated circuit chip
a complex electronic circuit which can perform all of the logic, arithmetic, and control functions necessary to build a computer
a computer processor on a chip including registers and possible cache memory
a computer whose central processing unit is contained on one or a small number of integrated circuits
a digital device that executes instructions specified by a computer program
an electronic chip, which contains a large number of electronic circuits including thousands of electronic components integrated in it
an electronic computer central processing unit (CPU) that is made from many transistors on a single semiconductor integrated circuit (or chip)
an electronic device that understands a defined set of instructions
an IC which provides on one chip functions equivalent to those contained in the processing unit or "brains" of a computer
an Integrated Circuit , also called an IC or chip
an integrated circuit built on a tiny piece of silicon
an integrated circuit that contains a complete central processing unit on a single chip
an integrated circuit that contains millions of transistors interconnected by small aluminum wires
a processor in specific packaging, with all components on board
a processor whose elements are miniaturized into one or a few integrated circuits contained in a single silicon microchip
a semiconductor chip that contains all the arithmetic, logic, and control circuitry needed to perform the functions of a computer's central processing unit
a set of electronic circuits highly integrated for calculation and computacional control
a silicon computer chip that contains encoded electrical switches
a single chip (or sometimes set of several chips) which implements the processor portion of a computer
a single chip that contains the CPU and provides input and output facilities
a single silicon chip containing the PC's or microcomputer's CPU
a SISD device (Single Instruction stream, Single Data stream), and it has been since its inception
a small integrated circuit or chip, comprised of silicon and transistors, which interprets electrical impulses, performs operations on the electrical impulses, and sends the impulses to another device
a special type of integrated circuit
A programmable circuit built on a single silicon chip.
The chip or semiconductor generally considered to be the brain or engine of a PC. Also called a "CPU" (Central Processing Unit).
A CPU for a microcomputer.
A single computer chip that integrates control logic and memory.
A complex microcircuit (integrated circuit) or set of such chips that carries out the functions of the processor of an information technology system; that is, it contains a control unit (and clock), an arithmetic and logic unit, and the necessary registers and links to main store and to peripherals.
The computers main brain, where all the calculations take place and the control center for the entire computer. Microprocessors are also called CPUs. They are given numbers such as 8088, 80386, 80486, the 586's are referred to as pentiums.
The main computing, or "thinking," chip in a computer. IBM-compatibles have microprocessors made mainly by Intel Corp. following a progressively more-powerful numbering scheme (80386, 80486) or a name, as with Intel's currently top-speed Pentium chip. Macintoshes use either a number-based Motorola Corp. chip (68030, 68040) or the newer, top-speed PowerPC. Computing speed is measured in megahertz (MHz); in most cases, the bigger the MHz number for a certain type of chip, the faster the chip and the computer.
Integrated circuit etched on a silicon chip
an integrated circuit in which CPU, ALU, and control functions are combined.
A chip that contains the computers CPU; The part of the computer which determines the system's computing speed and power.
A single chip that contains the entire CPU (brains of the computer).
miniaturized integrated circuit capable of processing a high volume of signals to report results or control functions of instruments or machines.
the integrated circuit element - or `silicon chip' - at the heart of a personal computer. It does most of the information processing but needs to be surrounded by other circuit elements to provide memory, communication links, keyboard, disk and screen controllers, etc.
A miniature-sized processor.
A computer chip that performs mathematical operations.
A silicon chip that contains a CPU [link]. The term 'microprocessor' is often used interchangeably with CPU.
An integrated circuit (IC) that contains the control and processing elements of a micro-computer .
An electronic circuit, usually on a single chip, which performs arithmetic, logic and control operations, customarily with the assistance of internal memory.
A small chip based central unit; the heart of the micro computer and memory coders. A micro processor control offers more ease-of-use and safety.
The main component of a microcomputer. It is an integrated circuit containing the entire computer processor on a single chip.
An integrated electronic circuit designed to carry out a specific set of operations.
An integrated circuit on the computer's main circuit board. The microprocessor carries out software instructions by directing the flow of electrical impulses through the computer.
One or more integrated circuits that can be programmed with stored instructions to perform a variety of functions.
Electrical component consisting of integrated circuits which may accept, store, control, and output information.
A very integrated CPU. Most modern CPUs are Microprocessors.
The primary computational chip inside the computer. As the "brains" of the computer, this chip controls the interpretation and execution of arithmetic and logic functions. Sometimes, the microprocessor is referred to as the processor or the CPU (central processing unit).
Also called the Central Processing Unit (CPU), this is the "brain" of a modern computer system. The CPU is the unit that executes programs on a PC.
The primary computational chip inside the computer that controls the interpretation and execution of arithmetic and logic functions. Software written for one microprocessor must usually be revised to run on another microprocessor. CPU is a synonym for microprocessor.
A central processing unit (CPU) on a single chip. In order to function as a computer, the processor requires a power supply, a clock and memory. The microprocessor was invented by Ted Hoff at Intel. The 4-bit 4004 processor, released in November 1971 was revolutionary because for the first time most of the logic elements used in a computer we placed on a single chip. In addition, it was programmable. The 8086, the progenitor of the x86 architecture, was released in June, 1978. It was a 16 bit microprocessor with 29,000 transistors, it has gone through several iterations in the 80286, 80386, 80486 to the present day flagship processor, the Pentium. The 60 MHz Pentium delivers roughly 380 times the performance of a 4.77MHz 8086 with only 100 times transistor count, a four-fold improvement in the process technology.
A computer processor contained on a chip.
A circuit of transistors and other electrical components on a chip that can process programs, remember information, or perform calculations.
An electronic circuit, usually on a single microchip, that performs arithmetic, logic, and control operations, customarily with the help of internal memory, also on the chip.
A micropocessor is the brain of today's computer. It operates your computer by carrying out complex functions.
The integrated circuit chip that performs the bulk of data processing and controls the operation of all of the parts of the system. A disk drive also contains a microprocessor to handle all of the internal functions of the drive and to support the embedded controller. This is the computer system's main "brain" or control centre. This is where all of the calculations take place. Microprocessors are also called "processors" or "CPUs". This is what is given the number '286 or '386 etc.
An integrated circuit fabricated on a small piece of silicon and containing several elements of the central processing unit, including the arithmetic-logic and control units and sometimes the floating-point unit. Computer microprocessors have grown from the inaugural eight-bit units (such as Intel 8088 microprocessors used in the first personal computers) that handled one byte (eight bits), to 16-bit units ((Intel 8086 through 80286), to 32-bit systems (Intel 486), to 64-bit units (Intel Pentium).
This is a circuit on a chip that can perform, with internal memory capability, control, logic, and arithmetic functions.
Also known as the central processing unit (CPU), the microprocessor is the central 'brain' of the computer, controlling all functions and actions. Its speed is measured in megahertz (MHz) or gigahertz (GHz), respectively millions or billions of cycles per second. The faster the microprocessor, the quicker the machine.
A limited computer inside the metal detector control box, responsible for most of the features a metal detector has
A central processing unit (CPU) on a single chip, also known as a microprocessing unit. Desktop and portable computers typically contain one microprocessor, while more powerful computers often make use of multiple microprocessors. See CPU.
A standard circuit design that provides functions similar to central processing units by interpreting and executing instructions, usually incorporating arithmetic capabilities.
() A central processing unit (CPU) fabricated on one or more chips, containing the basic arithmetic, logic, and control elements of a computer that are required for processing data; () An integrated circuit that accepts coded instructions, executes the instructions received, and delivers signals that describe its internal status. The instructions may be entered or stored internally. Also called "MPU" (microprocessor unit). Widely used as control devices for household appliances, business machines, toys, etc., as well as for microcomputers. Intersil is the industry leader in 16-bit CMOS microprocessors.
A microprocessor is a computer processor on a microchip. The microprocessor takes instructions from the operating system and performs the tasks the computer operates on. Return to .
a small built-in computer designed to carry out a series of given functions, calculations o-r production steps.
Integrated circuits which perform many instructions per second (mathematical equations, calibration data storage, display updates, etc.) precisely and quickly. Microprocessors are at the heart of computer accuracy, repeatability, and speed, providing similar attributes to electronic measuring devices such as calibrators, multimeters, thermometers, etc.
A processor on the RAID card which performs all RAID management functions (for example, the Intel i960). Microprocessors offer higher performance compared to co-processors.
A small, limited-capacity central processing unit contained entirely on one semiconductor chip.
Silicon chip that is the central processing unit microprocessor: microprocessor: (CPU) of the microcomputer. The Intel 8080 and the Zilog Z80 are microprocessors commonly used in CP/M systems.
The computing heart of a system placed on a single chip. Includes CPU, internal registers, control logic and bus interfaces to external memory and I/O ports. Some advanced systems also include floating point processors and some memory.
A silicon chip that contains a CPU . In the world of personal computers , the terms microprocessor and CPU are used interchangeably.
An integrated circuit that contains the basic arithmetic, logic and control circuitry required for processing.
A solid-state integrated circuit that accepts coded instructions for execution.
Known as the "brains" of the computer, this computer chip contains all the central processing functions of a computer. Also known as the central processing unit (CPU).
The central processing unit of a computer or control system, either on a single integrated (IC) circuit chip or on several ICs.
An integrated circuit that performs the function of a central processing unit of a computer.
The chip at the heart of the computer -- a piece of silicon with many, many, tiny transistors embedded in it. Increasingly found inside everything from talking Barney dolls to wristwatches.
A microprocessor is the device within a microcomputer that processes the instructions of a program and controls the logic. It is often described as the "brain within the computer". A Pentium is an example of a microprocessor; older ones had names like "486" and "386". It is characterized by the number of bits it can process at a time (16-bit processor; 32-bit processor) and by the clock speed, given in Megahertz, which gives information about the speed with which the processor can execute instructions.
Sometimes called the central processing unit (CPU) or processor, this chip is the computer's brain; it processes all the instructions for the computer.
The main logic chip in a microcomputer. The CPU.
The basic arithmetic, logic and control elements required for processing (generally contained on one integrated circuit chip). Microprocessors are widely used as the control devices for microcomputers, household appliances, business machines, calculating devices, toys, video game machines and thousands of other devices.
general purpose processing units designed to execute very large and complex programs, usually not in real time.
This is a silicon chip containing a CPU (Central Processing Unit). Look at it as the brain of the computer. Often CPU and microprocessor -- when talking about home computers -- mean the same thing. Besides being the master component of all home computers, it also controls most other electronics -- digital watches, alarm clocks, DVD players, etc. Intel is the leader in the field of microprocessors.
The microprocessor, commonly referred to as the CPU, is responsible for performing operations based on the instructions of programs. In general, the microprocessor performs three functions: data manipulation, logical comparisons, and mathematical calculations. The microprocessor is closely related to the overall speed and performance of a PC.
The programmable chip controlling the computer. It is composed of either one or more integrated circuits.
A computer chip that interprets and executes program instructions. Sometimes the microprocessor is referred to as the processor or the CPU (central processing unit).
The central processor of a personal computer, often called the chip. In the U.S., Intel and Motorola make the most popular ones used in IBM-compatibles and Macintoshes.
The small central processing unit (CPU) that performs the logic operations in a micro-computer system. The CPU also decodes instructions from a stored program, performs arithmetic logic operations, generates timing signals, produces commands for external use in process control, instrumentation and data acquisition hardware control.
The control section of an IC (integrated circuit) chip- a small computer. It is used in sophlsticated digital outboard equipment and units such as sequences and drum machines; also in automated or computer mixing desks.
A CPU that is contained on a single integrated circuit (IC). Microprocessors used in Commodore personal computers include the 6510, the 8502 and the Z80.
See Central Processing Unit.
A silicon chip that contains a central processing unit (CPU)--the "brain" of a computer--where most calculations take place. Specialized microprocessors (see microcontrollers) control the logic of almost all other digital devices, from clock radios to fuel-injection systems for automobiles. Three basic characteristics differentiate microprocessors: instruction set: The set of instructions that the microprocessor can execute (e.g., RISC or CISC). bandwidth: The number of bits processed in a single instruction. clock speed: Given in frequency, it determines how many instructions per second the processor can execute.
Central processor in micro-computers, composed of only one integrated circuit.
an integrated circuit that accepts coded instructions for execution.
An MPU is a digital integrated circuit (IC) that includes an instruction decoder, arithmetic logic unit (ALU) registers and additional logic. It contains instruction, data, or unified caches, memory management systems, and auxiliary for floating point, vectors, and other special data types. An MPU?s functions are determined by fetching and executing instructions and manipulating data held registers, internal cache, or external memory. MPUs operate out of external memory systems ranging from 1 Mb to 1 Gb of RAM and often backed by secondary memory systems (such as disks). MPUs are classified as 8-bit, 16-bit, 32-bit and 64-bit word widths. More highly integrated MPUs may contain sophisticated on-chip peripherals, bus and memory interfaces, and support circuits, these are known as Embedded Microprocessor?s.
The essential active working part of a microcomputer.
Silicon circuitry comprising the brain, or CPU, of the microcomputer.
A silicon chip that contains a CPU (Central Processing Unit). At the heart of all PCs sits a microprocessor. Microprocessors also control the logic of almost all digital devices, from clock radios to car fuel-injection systems. Three basic characteristics differentiate microprocessors: Instruction set: The set of instructions that the microprocessor can execute. Bandwidth: The number of bits processed in a single instruction. Clock speed : Given in megahertz (MHz) or gigahertz (GHz), the clock speed determines how many instructions per second the processor can execute. In both cases, the higher the value, the more powerful the CPU. For example, a 64-bit microprocessor that runs at 3.2GHz is more powerful than a 32-bit microprocessor that runs at 1.6GHz. See also chip and CPU
Central Processing Unit that directs the handling of data (logic and arithmetic functions) on PCs and other computers by directing the flow of electrical impulses and coordinating the tasks of other elements of the machine. When the microprocessor receives an instruction, it interprets it and instructs other elements in the computer (disk drives, screen, video, â€¦) on the tasks to perform.
An integrated circuit known as the CPU that controls the computer.
A complete central processing unit (CPU) contained on a single silicon chip.
a processor that is built on a single chip
A chip that serves as the Central Processing Unit controlling a computer. It provides programmable intelligence.
The entire CPU (central processing unit) of a computer in the form of a large-scale integrated circuit built on a single chip.
The component of the computer's motherboard that interprets and executes instructions. The microprocessor, or CPU, is the “brain” of the computer.
An integrated circuit containing all of the central processing functions of a computer. (See also CPU)
The basic form of a computer used to perform logic functions. The CPU chip in the computer.
computer circuit system inside of the machine that allows it to perform a multitude of programmable functions from memory keys
silicon chip containing the CPU, ALU, and some memory
A semiconductor central processing unit contained on a single integrated circuit chip.
An integrated circuit on the system board that contains the entire processing unit, this may be considered as the brains of the unit
The CPU (Central processing unit) of a computer. Built in layers on a microscopic chip of silicon.
A small, preprogrammed, solid-state microcomputer that acts as a main controller.
A piece of silicon containing a general-purpose CPU. The most common examples are Intel's 80x86 and Motorola's 680x0 families.
This term is commonly used to describe the CPU. More...
LSI chip that contains the central processing unit (CPU).
A central processing unit (CPU) fabricated on one or more chips, which contains basic arithmetic, logic, and control elements needed by a computer for processing data. The term also applies to an IC that accepts coded instructions, executes instructions, and delivers signals describing its internal process.
A central processing unit implemented on a chip.
The silicon chip with thousands of electronic components that serves as the central processing unit (CPU) in microcomputers.
Name sometimes given to a personal computer processor, because all the functions are on a single chip. 4.9 Microsoft, 1.9 history of, 3.5, 7 operating systems, 8.17-20 Web application, 3.34 See also Windows Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), 16.24 Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), 16.18, 16.19 Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), 16.20 Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), 16.18, 16.19, 16.22 Microsoft Network, The, 1.18 Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS), 16.18, 16.19
Abbreviated processor. A CPU on one single chip. The first microprocessor was developed by Intel in 1969. The microprocessors most often used in PCs are the Motorola 680x0 series (in the Apple Maci ... more
An integrated circuit that performs a variety of operations in accordance with a list of instructions. The core of a microcomputer or personal computer.
A CPU existing on a single IC. Frequently synonymous with a microcomputer.
Advance integrated circuit that combines most of the basic functions of the computer into a single chip.
The Microprocessor is built onto a single piece of silicon, known as a wafer or chip, Its size is about 0.5 cm along one side and no more 0.05 cm thick. It can be programmed to perform a great number of information-handling tasks. It can serve as a general-purpose computer for instructional or word-processing use, to control other machines or industrial processes such as making food products, and for hand-held calculators. Its advent was brought about by the progressive miniturisation of integrated circuits and by advances in semiconductor technology.
A microprocessor (sometimes abbreviated ÂµP) is a programmable digital electronic component that incorporates the functions of a central processing unit (CPU) on a single semiconducting integrated circuit (IC). The microprocessor was born by reducing the word size of the CPU from 32 bits to 4 bits, so that the transistors of its logic circuits would fit onto a single part. One or more microprocessors typically serve as the CPU in a computer system, embedded system, or handheld device.