Unformatted text preview: microprocessor. Because the parts are all on one chip, microprocessors are said to be ‘integrated’. Microprocessors are designed to carry out one job, normally to control something. Typically a microprocessor will control a video recorder or the timing mechanism in a cooker. But if the one in your video recorder stopped working, you could not take the one out of the cooker and expect it to work the recorder-it will only do one thing. Because of this microprocessors are said to be dedicated devices. It is an interesting exercise to see how many devices you can think of that may have a microprocessor in them. 1...
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2010 for the course COMPUTER S TA C162 taught by Professor Bits-goa during the Spring '09 term at École Normale Supérieure.
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