In the world of personal computers, the terms microprocessor and CPU are used interchangeably. At the heart of every personal computer and the majority of workstations will be found a microprocessor which will be used to control the logic of almost all digital devices, from clock radios to fuel-injection systems for vehicles.
There are 3 basic differences between microprocessors:
- Instruction Set: The set of instructions that the microprocessor can execute.
- Bandwidth: This indicates how many bits can be processed in a single instruction.
- Clock Speed: Given in megahertz (MHz), the clock speed determines how many instructions per second the processor can execute.
The integration of a whole CPU onto a single chip or on a few chips greatly reduced the cost of processing power and the team at Softei strive to identify all of the best micro-processing deals throughout the UK. The integrated circuit processor was produced in large numbers by highly automated processes, so unit cost was low. Single-chip processors increase reliability as there are many fewer electrical connections to fail.
As microprocessor designs get faster, the cost of manufacturing a chip (with smaller components built on a semiconductor chip the same size) generally stays the same and therefore the cost effectiveness of the deals available increases.
Why Look to Softei?
Softei.com is unlike any other website currently serving the electronics industry because we are dedicated to providing those who purchase and specify electronic components, (including microprocessors), instruments, software, machinery and services with details of special offers from around the globe – also keeping you up to date with the latest industry news and developments with our Daily News section edited by Caroline Hayes, all available on one simple-to-navigate website.
Think of it as the electronics industry’s version of those well-known consumer sites that bring you loads of special money-saving offers and promotions.
Softei.com has been developed by a team with many years of experience in Electronics Media and Exhibitions. The idea behind this new and unique website is to provide a daily “go to” site which can not only save you money when purchasing products but also keep you up to date on a daily basis with the news from our industry. A lot more is planned for the site and new features will be added on a regular basis, so add Softei.com to your favourites and sign up to receive emails advising you of the latest industry offers.
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