O'Reilly logo

Microelectronics - Systems and Devices by Owen Bishop

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

4

Inside the CPU

Summary
The criteria for the choice of a CPU are briefly set out. After an introduction to the nature of a program, the functions of the units within the CPU are discussed in detail. Measures to increase operating speeds are discussed.

When we are choosing a CPU for a microelectronic system, there are a number of points to consider:

Embedded system: when a microcontroller system is built as part of a larger system and not as a separate unit, we say is it embedded.

  • Microprocessor or microcontroller? If we are building a system that is required to process a large amount of data very quickly, then we choose a microprocessor. We can back up its powerful features with plenty of memory and a wide range of peripherals and ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required