A silicon chip that contains a CPU.
In the world of personal computers,
the terms microprocessor and CPU are
used interchangeably. At the heart
of all personal computers and most
workstations sits a microprocessor.
Microprocessors also control the
logic of almost all digital devices,
from clock radios to fuel-injection
systems for automobiles.
Three fundamental characteristics
The set of instructions that the microprocessor
The number of bits processed in a single instruction.
Given in megahertz (MHz), the clock speed determines
how many instructions per second the processor can execute.
Integrated circuit semiconductor chip that performs
the bulk of the processing and controls the parts of a