Essays Tagged: "Microprocessor"

Cyber chip

o many reports define thenew technology in its fullest form. A basic definition of the V-chip; is a microprocessorthat can decipher information sent in the vertical blanking of the NTSC signal,purpose ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.5 Dec/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science


world. This marvel is also a total enigma to most of the population. This enigma is, of course, the microprocessor. To an average observer a microprocessor is simply a small piece of black plastic tha ... processor is simply a small piece of black plastic that is found inside of almost everything.In How Microprocessors Work they are defined as a computer's central processing unit, usually contained on ...

(11 pages) 183 1 4.8 Apr/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Essay on "Amateur Hour" - Chapter 4. Accidental Empires, written by Robert X Cringely

f the MITS Altair 8800 computer, which in turn was made possible thanks to Intel's invention of the microprocessor. It wasn't until then, in 1974, that Bill Gates was able to convert from minicomputer ... rsion of the BASIC programming language on a PDP-10 minicomputer, which simulated the Altair's 8080 microprocessor. It was then demonstrated to Ed Roberts, the founder of MITS, it worked and came to b ...

(5 pages) 114 3 4.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Apple, the computer of "Yesterday?".

like the Apple I (Levey 11). One major accomplishment of Apple's was that based on the MOStek 6502 microprocessor, the Apple II was the first personal computer to display color graphics and to come i ... nd only 16-bit Apple II, designed to produce enhanced graphics and sound, with a much more powerful microprocessor and yet still backward compatible (compatible with the earlier 8-bit Apple software) ...

(3 pages) 176 2 1.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Smart Cards.

value or information or both and is stored and processed within the card's chip, either a memory or microprocessor. The card data is transacted via a reader that is part of a computing system. Smart c ... granted access to certain data, equipment and departments according to their status. Multifunction, microprocessor-based smart cards incorporate identity with access privileges and also store value fo ...

(3 pages) 164 0 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Computer Ethics

Bill Gates.

about Intel's 4004 chip (Billionaires 70). Soonthey both talked about the chip and decided that the microprocessor can only get better.Later in the year Intel came out with a newer chip called the 800 ... terLand sell their machines.They'd been talking with Intel about getting a really good price on the microprocessor.IBM was so hard core about it, [Gates and Allen] knew their PC might even leapfrog th ...

(5 pages) 111 0 4.6 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Make or buy decisions are sometimes overruled for "strategic reasons".

In the 80's, IBM outsourced the OS and the microprocessor of the PC and lost control of this industry to the Wintel alliance. In the 90's, Dell ...

(6 pages) 236 1 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Management Planning & Decision Making

Intel Bio.

luenced the development of the PC but I selected the Intel Corporation with its contribution of the microprocessor. It was in 1958 that Bob Noyce, Gordon Moore and six other ex employees of Fairchild ... f oxide over silicon, which then led to the invention of the integrated circuit, it was a type of a microprocessor that made the computers a little faster."-cnn moneyNine years later, in 1968, Noyce a ...

(4 pages) 72 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply)

ctrical utilities in the world combined during that instant.With the proliferation of computers and microprocessor-based devices in many greenhouses, lightning protection has become more critical. How ...

(4 pages) 54 1 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

You have $2,000.00 to get the best computer system you can get for the money. What system will you buy?

s affected by some computerized components. The appliances in our homes, like our televisions, have microprocessors built into them. However, the computer that everyone thinks of first is typically th ... e monitor, output to the printer or stored on a device like a hard disk. The heart of the PC is the microprocessor with many other different parts that work together.Among all these parts that are wor ...

(7 pages) 72 0 3.9 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Background Material

oftware and HardwareHardware: the physical components of your computer: the 'box' and its contents (microprocessor, hard disk, graphics card, etc.), together with the monitor, keyboard and mouse.Hardw ... e basic unit the computer manipulates when performing an action.Components of a Computer:1. Microprocessor:A microprocessor combines: ALU Control UnitIt was known in mainframe co ...

(3 pages) 32 0 5.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Information technology and its effect on organizational structure

dominated the industry, which created products and services throughout the value chain -- from the microprocessor level all the way up to the provision of solutions.The vertical structure is now bein ...

(12 pages) 762 1 4.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Computer Technology and what parents should look for when buying a home computer.

hool. This computer, of course, has to be the top of the line, the most expensive, with the fastest microprocessor available. These parents constantly ramble on about their son Joey who uses it to lea ...

(3 pages) 23 0 2.2 Mar/2005

Subjects: Science Essays

Microsoft Corporation (A Look)

ted in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen to develop BASIC language interpreters for the Altair 8800 microprocessor. The BASIC language is what is called a high level language that makes programming le ...

(6 pages) 113 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > Computer and Electronics Companies

The Evolution of the Pentium Processor

ter processors ever. It's history can be traced back to what is generally considered the first ever microprocessor - Intel's 4004 designed in 1969, and, of course, the development of transistor chips ... nload/pdf/TM5600_ProductBrief_8-2-00.pdfOtherThe raw specifications and dates- History of the intel microprocessor critisism of the Pentium 4http: ...

(11 pages) 44 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Digital Communications, Inc.: Encoder Device Division -Reference 9-189-083: Analysis and Comments

s are compartmentalised.Production of Voice Ratio Encoding (VRE) devices is on going, however a new microprocessor has been developed, rendering the existing microprocessor obsolete. As a consequence ...

(7 pages) 276 0 1.8 Aug/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

The Best Idea

st idea? Who can make the judgement? How to weigh Einstein's 'theory of relativity' against Intel's microprocessor? Many people in various countries have been used the small chips created by Intel to ... me. Not a lot people have fully understood what the theory of relativity means. Apparently, Intel's microprocessors are more related to common people's life than Einstein's abstruse theory. Einstein's ...

(2 pages) 14 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Computer Technology During The 70’s 80’s And 90’s

time wasn't the beginning of all computers, but it was the beginning for many things, including the microprocessor, microcomputer, and the all so important, personal computer. In the early 70's we alr ... nto a removable disk that could be transferred to other compatible computers. We also see the first microprocessor, which is a type of miniature electronic device that contains the arithmetic, logic, ...

(3 pages) 9533 0 5.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Troubleshooting Local Area Networks

defined in an article "acts as a high speed middleman, providing enough data from the hard disk for microprocessor to use at any given time without making it wait for hard drive" (RAM, 2007, Para.3) b ...

(5 pages) 26 0 5.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

How Intel Began

he ability to store a significant amount of information. In 1971 Intel introduced the world's first microprocessor. These products enabled Intel's semiconductor chips to replace the industry standard ... r chips to replace the industry standard as the memories of computers.Intel introduced an eight-bit microprocessor in 1974. It was the world's first general-purpose microprocessor. It made available s ...

(1 pages) 13 0 3.5 Mar/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology