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How do computers work the way they do? How does electricity turn into software?

This is a great question isn’t it? Just step back for a second and think about it. We have these boxes made out of plastic. These plastic boxes have some green plates (PCB) with insect-like stuff sticking into them. 1,287 more words


Lecture 2 - Moore Baba, and the villains

1. Scale Integration ?

We’ve heard of till ULSI – Ultra Large Scale Integration. But, there’s more today. From Pentium to i3, i5 or i7 whatever you have right now. 2,490 more words

Transistors – Tim

Transistors are devices that control the movement of electricity through a circuit. They work something like a water faucet, not only do they start and stop the flow of a current, but they also control the amount of the current. 48 more words


Future of Transistors and Microprocessors

“In 1958, Jack Kilby built the first integrated circuit flip-flop with two transistors at Texas Instruments. In 2008, Intel’s Itanium microprocessor contained more than 2 billion transistors and a 16 Gb Flash memory contained more than 4 billion transistors. 658 more words