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What is a microprocessor?
A programmable digital electronic component that incorporates the functions of a central processing unit (CPU) on a single semiconducting IC.
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2006-07-31 Wavecom unveils wireless microprocessor
Wavecom has launched the first in a family of powerful wireless microprocessors with built-in wireless communications capability.
2003-03-11 USS-820-to-68K Microprocessor Interface
This application note demonstrates how the USS-820 can be interfaced with a Motorola MC68LC302 to design a USB/RS-232 terminal adapter.
2001-03-29 Using the microprocessor and UTOPIA interface of the CY7C955
This application note discusses the operation, design consideration, and interrupt enabling and handling of the UTOPIA interface. It also shows the procedure on how to program the CY7C955 to work in an STM-1 network.
2002-12-06 Using the DS1814 MicroMonitor to Control Microprocessor Resets
This application note discusses how to control microprocessor resets using the DS1814 MicroMonitor.
2002-11-13 Using multiple DS1267 Digital Potentiometers with an 8051 microprocessor generating 3-wire signals
This application note provides an overview of different configurations for communicating to multiple DS1267s with a common bus.
2001-04-09 Using multiple DS1267 digital potentiometers with an 8051 microprocessor generating 3-wire signals
This application note provides an overview of different configurations for communicating to multiple DS1267 digital potentiometers with a common bus. It also provides the hardware and software required for communicating to two DS1267s daisy-chained together in series.
2003-05-11 Using Dynamic Voltage Positioning to Reduce the Number of Output Capacitors in Microprocessor Power Supplies
This application note discusses the implementation of the dynamic voltage positioning technique to reduce output capacitors in microprocessor power supplies.
2008-09-13 Using a microprocessor to configure Xilinx FPGAs via Slave Serial or SelectMAP Mode
This application note provides a thorough discussion of FPGA configuration via a microprocessor, covering Virtex and Spartan FPGA families. Also, this application note presents a system-level model using a Xilinx CPLD to implement an interface to the FPGA configuration pins.
2002-06-28 Using a microprocessor to configure Xilinx FPGAs via slave serial or selectMAP mode
This application note discusses the configuration of Xilinx's Virtex and Spartan FPGAs using a microprocessor via slave serial or selectMAP mode.
2001-04-06 Using a Dallas Semiconductor DS1075 EconOscillator to clock an 8051 microprocessor
This application note discusses how Dallas Semiconductor's DS1075 EconOscillator chip can be used for various types of clocked logic, such as microprocessor, FPGA and CPLD circuits.
2002-01-07 U.S. eases computer, microprocessor export restrictions
Responding to industry pressure and congressional inaction on export control legislation, the Bush administration on Wednesday (Jan. 2) relaxed restrictions on computer and microprocessor exports.
2003-10-22 Transmeta microprocessor features HyperTransport interface
Aimed at portable and mainstream notebook computers, the TM8000 Efficeon family microprocessors is based on a silicon microarchitecture.
2004-07-12 Toshiba unveils 64-bit MIPS-based microprocessor
Toshiba America Electronic Components topped off its MIPS-based microprocessor line with a 64-bit single-chip RISC processor.
2005-06-24 Toshiba MIPS-based microprocessor supports Cannon
The 64bit MIPS-based TX99/H4 RISC microprocessor from Toshiba Corp. has been utilized as the controller for Canon Inc.'s latest multi-function digital copiers, including the Color imageRUNNER iR C3170F.
2002-08-23 Toshiba microprocessor consumes 75mW
The TMP92CH21FG 32-bit microprocessor Toshiba Corp. achieves a power consumption of 75mW - claimed to be the industry's lowest.
2002-09-23 Toshiba 16-bit microprocessor operates down to 1.8V
Toshiba Corp.'s 16-bit microprocessor for portable CD players and digital audio apps cuts power consumption and extends battery life.
2001-05-16 TMS320C6000 host port to the i80960 microprocessor interface
This application note describes the interface between Texas Instruments' TMS320C6000 DSP host port and Intel's 80960 microprocessor.
2001-05-23 TMS320C6000 expansion bus: Multiple DSP to i80960Kx/Jx microprocessor interface
This application note describes the interface between two TMS320C6000 DSPs and the i80960Jx/Kx microprocessor via the TMS320C6000 DSP expansion bus.
2001-05-16 TMS320C6000 expansion bus to MPC860 microprocessor interface
This application note describes how to interface Texas Instruments' TMS320C6000 DSP expansion bus to Motorola's MPC860 microprocessor.
2001-05-15 TMS320C6000 expansion bus to MC68360 microprocessor interface
This application note describes how to interface Motorola's MC68360 quad integrated communications controller (QUICC) to the expansion bus of Texas Instruments' TMS320C6000 DSP.
2001-05-15 TMS320C6000 expansion bus to Intel 80960Kx/Jx microprocessor interface
This application note describes how to interface Texas Instruments' TMS320C6000 DSP to Intel's i80960Kx/Jx microprocessor.
2002-07-19 Thomson Multimedia licenses ARM microprocessor cores
Thomson Multimedia has entered into a partnership with ARM, licensing the latter's ARM7 and ARM9 family microprocessor cores.
2000-09-08 The DSP solution for microprocessor applications
This application note discusses the high-performance and cost-effective DSP implementation of Zilog's Z893XX DSP controller for microcontroller applications, while supporting conventional on-chip microcontroller peripherals.
2002-07-17 Tensilica turns spotlight on Xtensa microprocessor
Tensilica will be presenting the Xtensa microprocessor at the Embedded Systems Conferences - Asia show.
2007-05-25 Telematics microprocessor rolls for automobiles
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. has unveiled a microprocessor that aims to integrate all the control electronics for an automobile cockpit into a single low-power device.
2003-12-18 STMicro Reset chip eyes microprocessor apps
STMicroelectronics has announced four industry standard microprocessor Reset chips that are intended for high volume, cost sensitive microprocessor-based applications, including computers, servers, printers, fax machines, cellular and GSM phones, and consumer products.
2008-10-01 Stacked microprocessor system promises better performance
Take a different approach to chill. A group of researchers just did, resulting in what may be the most efficient heat dissipation possible for stacked microprocessors.
2013-07-23 Space qualified GHz-class RISC microprocessor
The PC7448 from E2v operates at speeds of up to 1267MHz and provides powerful floating-point computation capability when combined with an AltiVec engine.
2002-03-16 Selecting A/D converters in microprocessor design
The usual method of bringing analog inputs into a microprocessor is to use an ADC. Here are some tips for selecting such a part and calibrating it to fit your needs.
2003-02-17 RISC/DSP microprocessor shipped in TFBGAs, macro cells
Hyperstone AG has released its RISC/DSP microprocessors in TFBGA packaging and as a TSMC or UMC macro cell for SoCs.
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