microprocessor chip

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Noun1.microprocessor chip - electronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuitmicroprocessor chip - electronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit
biochip - a microchip that uses tiny strands of DNA to latch onto and quickly recognize thousands of genes at a time; intended for use in a biological environment
DNA chip, gene chip - a microchip that holds DNA probes that form half of the DNA double helix and can recognize DNA from samples being tested
integrated circuit, microcircuit - a microelectronic computer circuit incorporated into a chip or semiconductor; a whole system rather than a single component
memory chip - a RAM microchip that can be plugged into a computer to provide additional memory
microprocessor - integrated circuit semiconductor chip that performs the bulk of the processing and controls the parts of a system; "a microprocessor functions as the central processing unit of a microcomputer"; "a disk drive contains a microprocessor to handle the internal functions of the drive"
semiconductor device, semiconductor unit, semiconductor - a conductor made with semiconducting material
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It involves the use of cards equipped with a microprocessor chip that stores and protects cardholder information.
A smart card is defined as a plastic card with embedded microprocessor chip, electronic memory, and a battery, which is being used to authenticate, manage and store information.
Also known as Biometric or digital passports, these new passports will have a microprocessor chip embedded in it.
Comparatively, EMV- (EuroPay, MasterCard (NYSE: MA) and Visa (NYSE: V) compliant cards contain an embedded microprocessor chip that verifies the cardholder and combats point-of-sale fraud.
It uses contactless smart card technology, including a microprocessor chip (computer chip) and antenna (for both power to the chip and communication) embedded in the front or back cover, or center page, of the passport.
The microprocessor chip is based on IBM's Power Architecture and features IBM's silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology.
SecureBlue can reportedly be built into a microprocessor chip, protecting the security of the chip and other parts of a microprocessor-based device, and its security extends to all the information on a device including documents, presentations and software as well as the keys that are used for communications security or digital signatures.
Chip cards, which are also known as "smart cards" due to the highly powerful microprocessor chip embedded in the card, are the fastest, most secure and versatile tool available today for making cashless payments JKB plans to convert all existing JKB Visa Gold, Classic and Electron magnetic stripe cards by the end of 2005, with all new JKB Visa cardholders to receive chip cards immediately.
PLC on a Chip" is a programmable logic controller (PLC) on a single microprocessor chip.
Smart cards are the size of a credit card and contain an embedded microprocessor chip that stores digital information.
Fast Heat brought out the Pulse II hot-runner control with Mold IQ--the ability to retrieve mold set-up data and operating history from a microprocessor chip embedded in the mold wiring box.
The dispute involved a rechargeable computer battery that uses a microprocessor chip to monitor power levels.

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