central processor

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.central processor - (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processingcentral processor - (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing; "the CPU and the memory form the central part of a computer to which the peripherals are attached"
CPU board, mother board - the main circuit board for a computer
electronic equipment - equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)
computer hardware, hardware - (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
References in periodicals archive ?
The Lutron central processor panels are then linked to a central park wide system with the BMS, which enables the client to control and monitor the operation remotely.
With the main steel structure of the central processor roof now finished, the next major milestone will be the de-propping of the final arch in the central processor.
The flow of product and CIP fluids between these tanks and other key elements in the production process is controlled by the MixProofValve and ThinkTop combinations, which, in combination with a central processor, have enabled the whole process of filling, emptying and cleaning the tanks to be automated.
This hardware includes AirCell's Central Processor Unit (ACPU) and the custom built Cabin Wireless Access Point (CWAP).
AMAX is a distributed control system: The trajectory generation and logic control executes in the central processor, but the motion control loops are executed in the intelligent slave module and require less centralized processing power while reducing overall wiring cost and system complexity.
Single central processor based on input query selects asked data, request information from other central processor and results of queries are saved into Data Queue Unit for futher processing.
AMD64 processors also feature the exclusive Direct Connect Architecture that directly connects the memory controller and I/ O to the central processor unit, improving overall system performance and efficiency.
So, for example, for a division of the central processor into 100 cells as in Fig.
A central processor coordinates the commands, while motors with built-in drives execute the commands.
The upgraded central processor unit features 10-digit keypad operation with a nonvolatile EEPROM memory.
Netherlands contractor Philips Semiconductors has launched what it claims to be the market's first costeffective integrated power train solution for next generation central processor units (CPU) and other high current digital signal processing (DSP)/ application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) voltage regulation module applications.
The chemicals instantly respond by emitting characteristic fluorescent flashes, which the cable transmits back to a central processor.

Full browser ?