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What is a Microprocessor?

"A microprocessor is a chip that incorporates all the functions of a computer's central processing unit onto a single integrated circuit (IC). It is a multipurpose, programmable, multipurpose device which uses digital data as its input, then processes it according to instructions stored in its memory, and provides results as output. It is an example of “sequential digital logic” because it has internal memory. This means that it can use the history of its input to define the output. Microprocessors operate on numbers in the form of binary.

Low-cost computers on integrated circuits have transformed modern society. General-purpose microprocessors in PCs are used for computing, text editing, displaying information, and communication over the Internet, and throughout the world. A lot of microprocessors are part of smaller systems, providing digital control on many objects varying from appliances to cars to mobile phones."

~Quote from The Knight Of NI!

Some History about the Microprocessor

The first commercially sold microprocessor was the Intel 4004 produced in 1971, the 4004 was very good but for its time it was an amazing new discovery in the world of computing. However Intel did not create the CPU as it was created by a man named Frederico Faggin who created the idea and made it first however he did not sell it commercially and Intel sold their one before. Compared to the CPU below the 'Intel Core i7' (To the right of Speed and Clock Rate) which is the best CPU you can buy in the moment it isn't very good but many of the best inventions have humble beginnings.

Speed and Clock Rate

The clock rate is the speed at which a microprocessor executes instructions. Every computer contains an internal clock that regulates the rate at which instructions are executed and synchronizes all the various computer components. The CPU requires a fixed number of clock ticks (or clock cycles) to execute each instruction. The faster the clock, the more instructions the CPU can execute per second.

Here is How a Microprocessor Works, Represented by a Diagram...

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The architecture of a microprocessor, is the layout of it, and is split into two categories-CISC and RISC. CISC stands for complex instruction set computer and RISC stand for reduced instruction set computer. CISC is more powerful, and can handle much more complex command, whereas the RISC is simpler, and more basic.