Essays Tagged: "transistors"

The Central Processing Unit

computer's functions, it takes a fast processor to make a fast PC. These processors are all made of transistors.The first transistor was created in 1947 by a team of scientists at Bell Laboratories in ... stor was created in 1947 by a team of scientists at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey. Ever since 1947transistors have shrunk dramitically in size enabling more and more to be placed on each single chip ...

(2 pages) 73 0 3.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Hololiterature, a Holographic Interpretation of the "Scarlet Letter", by Nathaniel Hawthorne

le, the brain is similar to a computer. They both have memory, input/output, and similar structures-transistors to synapses.) This technique works with literature and a deeper understanding a grasp of ...

(4 pages) 43 0 3.0 Apr/1993

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne


eact in the exact same way each time (Rosch,37). More practically a microprocessor is multitudinous transistors squeezed onto as small a piece of silicon as possible to do math problems as fast as pos ... It is simply how small the smallest feature is on a chip. Basically the smaller the lines the more transistors can be squeezed onto the wafer and thus increase performance while cutting manufacturing ...

(11 pages) 183 1 4.8 Apr/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Integrated cicuit technology - silicon.

ion of electronic circuits assembled by the soldered inter-connected of discrete components such as transistors, diodes, resistors, etc. From this time on most electronic circuits and systems containe ... systems, etc. The fabrication of integrated circuits were the individual components such as transistors, diodes, resistors, etc. are formed and inter-connected on a single slice of silicon emp ...

(4 pages) 66 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering > Electrical Engineering

INTEL's early chip devolopment

done manually for the most part. Fortunately, the chipdesigns back then contained fewer than 30,000 transistors instead of today's 42 million.Today, chip definitions require specifications hundreds of ... of X-rays to erase the memoryproperly and when the process was complete, the X-rays had damaged the transistors,permanently changing their electrical characteristics.Customers were skeptical of the re ...

(4 pages) 69 0 2.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering > Electrical Engineering

My electronics assignment about transisters, it has information about the transister and about its history, ( questions from the assignment are included in the text ).

Electronics: TransistorsWhen was the transistor invented? By Whom? Where? And Why?The transistor was inven ... or negative charged behavior. P is for a positive charged layer, N is for a negative charged layer. Transistors are either NPN or PNP, there a no major differences in between them except the polarity ... voltages that need to be applied to make the transistor operate.Types ? There is a variety of transistors. Outline the different types and the roles they play. What are the made from?The Fiel ...

(2 pages) 27 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Nanotechnology. I wrote this for my American Literature class. The assignment was open-ended: to write a research paper on anything. I chose nanotechnology in general.

sity will double every 18 months" (Tucker, 35). However, there is a limit to the size we can build transistors with conventional techniques. Nanotechnology could, by building structures atom by atom ...

(3 pages) 63 2 4.5 Aug/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

The Impact of the Lasers Technology on Society

hnology.The strengths:Lasers, broadly speaking, are devices that generate or amplify light, just as transistors generate and amplify electronic signals at audio, radio or microwave frequencies. Since ...

(4 pages) 66 0 3.7 Nov/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Brief History of Computers

ng. Unlike the first generation computers that used vacuum tubes to process information, these used transistors. This was a big improvement over the ENIAC computers. These could process a lot more inf ... han the old ENIAC computers. A computer by IBM, called model 650, was faster and smaller, thanks to transistors instead of vacuum tubes. Next are the third generation computers. These have integrated ...

(2 pages) 76 4 3.3 Aug/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Electric Cars

the accelerator is floored and anywhere in between. As to how the controller works it has two large transistors that rapidly turns the batteries voltage on and off to create a sine wave. You would the ...

(3 pages) 72 1 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Moore's Law

don Moore saw the future. His prediction, popularly known as Moore's Law, states that the number of transistors on a chip doubles about every two years. This observation about silicon integration, mad ...

(1 pages) 58 0 2.3 Aug/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Assess the impact of the invention of transistors on society with particular reference to their use in microchips and microprocessors.

Thermionic valves which were once used in computers, radios, and TVs were replaced by transistors. Compared to thermionic valves transistors:~Had much smaller sizes (miniaturization)~Muc ... istors:~Had much smaller sizes (miniaturization)~Much cheaper and more reliable~Used less powerWhen transistors were first developed they were about 0.5 cm3 in volume It was found that transistors cou ... transistors could also be miniaturized by using silicon doped with arsenic/gallium. Several million transistors could now be placed on area of 1cm3. This had enormous consequences for the design and d ...

(1 pages) 30 0 3.3 Dec/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Flying To Belfest

fields." The way that the buildings rose out of the ground were very similar to the wires and transistors of an open radio rising from a circuit. Sometimes I would see the sun reflecting off sma ...

(2 pages) 570 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Reseach On Superconductors

1. How developments in semi conductors have challenged technology? Transistors are the main components of microprocessors. They give micro - processors the skill to pr ... croprocessors. They give micro - processors the skill to preform tasks from simple word processing. Transistors can carry out millions of instructions per second on a small and simple chip. Space shut ... simple chip. Space shuttles, medical equipment, TVs & computers all use microprocessors. Before transistors, computers relied on slow and useless vacuum tubes & mechanical switches to develop ...

(2 pages) 812 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Communications in Science. How technology changed the way we live today.

rs to step up the power going out on the line. In fact, no one had invented vacuum tubes, let alone transistors, and there was no way to amplify a telephone conversation. The carbon-button microphone, ...

(5 pages) 26 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Random Access Memory (RAM): The Genius of Memory

written to and stored in RAM? In the most common form of RAM, dynamic random access memory (DRAM), transistors (in this case, acting as switches) and a capacitor (as a data storage element) create a ... ppropriate address lines, which are very thin electrical lines etched into RAM chip. This cause the transistors along those addresses lines to close.These transistors act as a switch to control the fl ...

(3 pages) 16 0 0.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Nano Electromechanical Systems and Its Applications

anical systems, also known as "NEMS", are basically electro mechanical systems such as switches and transistors that are scaled to nano or even atom size [1]. Nanoelectromechanical systems are evolvin ... developed in the past few years for fabrication of nano sized semiconductor structure starting with transistors all the way no mechanical systems. These techniques apply to bulk silicon, epitaxial sil ...

(17 pages) 106 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering