Microprocessor Explained Everything You Need To Know

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A microprocessor is a CPU that features multiple integrated circuits containing logic, control, and arithmetic circuitry needed for a typical CPU to function correctly.

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The microprocessor was invented by a team of silicon engineers and logic architects: Marcian (Ted) Hoff, Masatoshi Shima, Federico Faggin, and Stanley Mazor.

Who invented the microprocessor?

The microcontroller puts the central processing unit and other peripherals onto the same chip to function. The microcontroller features a single-chip housing a more powerful CPU; this chip also connects to other external peripherals.

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Microcontroller vs Microprocessor

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Microprocessors are smaller, faster, relatively less costly than integrated circuits.

How is a microprocessor different from an integrated circuit?

Examples of microprocessors include Intel 386, Pentium Pro, Intel 486, etc.

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What is an example of a microprocessor?

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