The Evolution of the Microprocessor

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The Evolution of the Microprocessor
1010602The Evolution of the Microprocessor
Overview This chapter describes the development of the transistor, how transistors evolved into integrated circuits and microprocessors, and how scaling has driven the evolution of microprocessors.
Objectives Upon completion of this chapter, the reader will be able to: Describe N-type and P-type semiconductors. Understand the operation of diodes and transistors. Understand the difference between different types of transisto…
Grant McFarland: Microprocessor Design: A Practical Guide from Design Planning to Manufacturing. The Evolution of the Microprocessor, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2006), AccessEngineering Export