What does a Microprocessor mean? What all does a Microprocessor comprise of?- CPU
What does a Microprocessor mean?
A Microprocessor is a miniature CPU unit that is etched on a silicon chip. A CPU (Central Processing Unit) hardware which carries out the instructions of a computer system. The Microprocessor unit consists of millions of tiny transistors. It has multi purposes and is programmable. They operate on numbers and symbols represented in Binary Numeral Language.
What all does a Microprocessor comprise of?
They comprise of the following key components-
- Central Processing Unit: It carries out the instructions of a computer system
- Registers: They store bits of information in a way that all the bits can be written to or read out simultaneously.
- System clock: simple count of the number of ticks that have transpired since some arbitrary starting date, called the Epoch.