Dale - Computer Science Illuminated 134

Dale - Computer Science Illuminated 134 - 4.6 Integrated...

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Integrated circuit ( also chip) A piece of silicon on which multiple gates have been embedded 4.6 Integrated Circuits 107 Figure 4.13 An SSI chip containing independent NAND gates Power Ground 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 67 45 23 1 4.6 Integrated Circuits An integrated circuit (also called a chip ) is a piece of silicon on which multiple gates have been embedded. These silicon pieces are mounted on a plastic or ceramic package with pins along the edges that can be soldered onto circuit boards or inserted into appropriate sockets. Each pin connects to the input or output of a gate, or to power or ground. Integrated circuits (IC) are classified by the number of gates contained in them. These classifications also reflect the historical development of IC
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