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 ...
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 ...
AMD's Phenom Processor
AMD released the first Phenom processor in 2007. Unlike Intel's Core 2 Quad processors, which are a multi-chip module (MCM) design, AMD's Phenom processors had all cores on the same silicon die. More ...
Basic Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU) Circuitry
One of the primary functions performed by a computer is mathematics. This article describes
some of the logic circuits used to create the Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU) of a microprocessor. More ...
To a large extent the operation of a microprocessor involves loading, transferring, and manipulating the contents of registers.
In this article you learn about the functions, and purposes of the register set of the Intel 8086 microprocessor. More ...
Introduction to the Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi is a tiny bare-bones computer motherboard. You can easily make it into a Linux PC by connecting your own keyboard, mouse, and display. More ...
AMD's Phenom II Processor
Phenom II is AMD's family of 45 nm multi-core processors and is the successor to the original
Phenom. In the Phenom II, the shared L3 cache increased from 2MB to 6MB. The chip has an
integrated, dual-channel memory controller that supports DDR3 RAM, and 4000MHz HyperTransport technology. More ...
How Computer Memory Works
Every program being executed and every piece of data being manipulated must be copied
from a storage device, such as a magnetic disk, into main memory. It's important to understand the basic types of memory. More ...
Intel's Core i7 Processors
Core i7 is a family of Intel quad core processors, that is, they have four processors on
a single silicon chip. All four processor cores and all memory caches, including a 64K L1
cache, a 256K L2 cache, and a shared L3 cache are located on one chip. The memory is also
located on the same chip. More ...
Virtual Memory and Memory Paging
In the early days of computers, memory chips were small capacity, scarce, and expensive. Because
of this a memory management scheme called paging was invented. More ...
The Motherboard Chipset
Because the chipset dictates the bus speed, type and amount of memory, and the type
and number of I/O ports, much of a computer's performance is determined by its chipset. 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 ...