A microcontroller is an IC that contains a microprocessor as well as RAM, ROM and general I/O ports.
Engineers design microcontrollers into specific-purpose devices such as microwave ovens, cars,
washing machines, refridgerators, and even space probes. More ...
Digital Logic Levels and Transfer Characteristics
A digital system uses discrete logic levels, 0 and 1, while the real world is a continuous range such as a voltage from 0 to 5.
To make design easier, engineers view the system in the abstract. More ...
The Fetch, Decode, Execute Cycle
The Fetch, Decode, Execute cycle is paramount to the functioning of a microprocessor. In this article
I'll describe the Fetch, Decode, Execute cycle simplified to its bare-bones in a highly simplified fictitious microprocessor. More ...
Intel Celeron D Processor
The Celeron processor is a budget processor offering moderate performance at an affordable
price. The Celeron processor is suitable for use in notebook and desktop computers running
home-office applications and providing access to the Internet. More ...
Pentium P5 Processor
The Pentium P5 processor was introduced in 1993 was the first superscalar processor. It featured
two integer pipelines and a pipelined floating-point unit. This article describes other innovations introduced in the P5. More ...
Capacitors in DC Circuits
A capacitor is a component that can be used to store an electrical charge. A capacitor can be used to create a timer. This time delay
can be used to smooth a changing current flow in a circuit, or it can be used to absorb spikes and prevent false triggering of other components. More ...
Factors in Choosing an Oscilloscope
An oscilloscope is an instrument used to display the waveform of electronic signals. It draws a graph of the voltage as a function of time.
A digital oscilloscope can also store waveforms and perform mathematical analysis of the waveform. More ...
Basic Computer Architecture
Computers today, even that PC on your desk are unbelievably complex. You can't understand
computers without an understanding of the basics. In this article I explain basic computer
architecture in simple, basic terms. More ...
AMD Sempron Processor
The Sempron replaced the Duron as AMD's budget processor. The socket A Sempron is
basically an Athlon XP with half the cache. The socket 754 Sempron is a cut down
version of the Athlon 64 processor with half the cache. More ...
A microarchitecture describes the physical features, functions, and the technology level of the
processes used to manufacture the core of a microprocessor. This article describes the microarchitectures used by AMD. More ...
Intoduction to Digital Electronics
The entire field of computer technology relies on transistors. This article describes how transistors
are constructed and how modern MOSFETs are combined to make digital logic circuits. More ...
Program Flow Charting
Depending upon the language used, program code my be difficult for humans to
read and understand. However, one type of programming that is very easy to
understand is flow charting. More ...