There are five primary microprocessor types: complex instruction set microprocessors, reduced instruction set microprocessors, superscalar processors, application-specific integrated circuit processors and digital signal multiprocessors. A microprocessor is a part of a computer, and it is made out of tiny transistors, circuit parts and a microchip or solo semi-conductor.Know More
Microprocessors are often abbreviated as uP. The microprocessor can be found in many parts of the computer such as the graphics processing unit (GPU), but the most recognized microprocessor is the central processing unit (CPU).
The complex instruction set microprocessor is also called the CISM. It works by performing all orders together while low-level functions are also being performed. It is used to download data or upload data from a memory card. The reduced instruction set microprocessor is also called the RISC, and it works to speed up the rest of the machine's microprocessors. It works through commands quickly, allowing it to perform more commands than other microprocessors.
The superscalar processor can also perform several commands at once, but it is focused on multipliers and arithmetic logic units. The application-specific integrated circuit is also called the ASIC, and it was created to perform detailed actions and orders. The digital signal multiprocessor is also called the DSP, and it was created to convert, decode and encode between all analog and digital video. DSPs are used in mobile telephones, RADAR, SONAR and cable boxes.Learn more about Computers & Hardware
There are two different types of microprocessors; they are ARM processors and X86 processors. X86 processors are named for the instruction set they use, while ARM processors are named after the company that designs them.Full Answer >
The CPU is known as the central processing unit, and this term is synonymous with microprocessor. The microprocessor is considered the brain of the computer, and Intel invented the term in 1971. There was a previous 8-bit chip developed in 1969 known as the Four-Phase AL1; however, Intel invented a better component and coined the term microprocessor.Full Answer >
The Pentium is the fifth microprocessor in Intel's 8086 line. Released on March 22, 1993, it replaces the 486 DX and contains 3,100,000 transistors, almost three times the number of its predecessor. Its name is derived from the Greek word for five, pente, and its code name is P5.Full Answer >
A computer processor, also known as a microprocessor or central processing unit (CPU), is a component in a computer system that functions as the brains of a computer. It is mainly responsible for processing instructions of a computer program and carrying out computer operations.Full Answer >