As far as computers and micro processing go I can say I have yet to learn everything, but I would like to learn more. The thought of how computers perform and operate interests me so much. That is why I chose Microprocessor as my topic. I remember when I was younger about 11 years old I didn’t even know how to use the Internet, but know I can design websites based on (HTML), edit music/ pictures. I always learn something new about computers and the use for them. Computers have been dated back to as early as 500-300 BC, starting with Abacus and his device for decimals.
Going on to the first calculator built capable of doing simple mathematics. To the first Microprocessor designed. The Microprocessor, is an integrated circuit made of thin silicon in which transistors are etched onto it. Dating back to the first Microprocessor designed originally by Japanese engineer Busi com and redesigned by Intel Ted Hoff. It was a breakthrough in the computer industry; the microprocessor designed by Ted Hoff was a renovation in its own.
It was the first Microprocessor ever to be used in a general computer. If you were to ask for this kind of capability early in the 1960’s you would have to have an entire room full of computers to compare to what the first Intel general purpose Microprocessors could perform, and that kind of power was only offered to varies Universities, Government Research labs, & Large Corporations. Basically what the Microprocessor did in the 1970’s was make simple mathematical choices, and perform certain tasks. The First Microprocessor to be used by general computers was the Intel 4004; this Microprocessor consisted of only 2, 300 transistors in a 4-bit architecture, which supported 45 instructions and ran at about 740 MHz.
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This was a breakthrough for Intel designers and a new starting point for computers everywhere. Memory was an important role in the making of Microprocessors with out it you wouldn’t be able to store information into chips or carry out tasks without going through it first. The Microprocessor is made up of Millions of transistors etched onto only a few millimeters of the chip. The chip can be no bigger than a thumbnail, so you would have to look through a microscope in order to see how much work is put into the microprocessor. The cost of buying a Microprocessor would run you up of about $200, though that was back in the 1970’s. I’m sure glad prices have dropped down since then.
How does a Microprocessor work? You might ask. Well, the microprocessor does three basic operations, using its ALU (Arithmetic/Logic/Unit).
A microprocessor performs simple mathematical tasks and can move memory from location to another, or make decisions. How fast the processor performs these tasks depends on how many MHz it provides. Or you could measure its speed by MIPS (Million of Instructions per second) to see how fast the CPU is.
The Pentium is a revolution in its own, having processing power of up to 450 MHz to the Pentium 4, which is one of the fastest Processors in the market. The Pentium was first designed in 1993, to the Pentium 2, which was built in 1997. The Pentium 3, 1999 to the Pentium 4, which is Intel’s last es version of processing, power. Computer chips can be found just about in everything we know and use. The cars that we drive have computer chips in them to make them run properly, you can find chips TV’s, PDA’s, anything that process’s information and stores data, is a form of computer chip usage.
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DSP is another type of processing technology; the DSP in comparison to the Microprocessor has a higher form of processing power in my opinion. The DSP is designed to support high-performance, repetitive, numerically intensive tasks. The DSP has been known for its irregular instruction settings, which allows the user to encode several operations in a single task. The DSP 1612 was the first- generation processor that contained a single DSP 1600 Core and 120 KB of internal RAM. Ram is an important role in computer processing, Ram meaning data that can be accessed and written from other devices.
DSP processors are increasingly being used more often you can find DSP processors in many GPS systems, MCU that include the DSP processor to process its tasks. You can think of Microprocessors as an ant farm, Millions of ants (representing Transistors) working together to perform tasks or carry out basic operations. The Microprocessor is the heart of any computer, making it perform at the speeds they do. As computers become more and more advanced and technology keeps growing at fast rates, there’s no telling how much we can improve on technology.
Maybe in about 10 years we will have processors that will make the Pentium 4 seem rather slow, I think so that way. Hardware will become smaller and we will be seeing more and more of laptops and sorts like that. Now we have PDA’s, which are basically performed like a general computer just in a smaller version. We will never now the end to redesigning technology. It’s a never-ending cycle. Computers may well be as fast as 6 GHz in ten years or more.
One thing is for sure, without technology we wouldn’t be able to do have the stuff we can do today. Microprocessors are being used on a daily basis, such as in Hospitals, Factory’s, and Organizations.