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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The system, which was on display at the Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibtion (DIGAE), will see vehicles installed with smart plates (digital screens) equipped with GPS, transmitters and a microprocessor chip, replacing the existing metal plates.
"But creating a microprocessor chip with a billion operating devices integrated together to work like a symphony - that you can carry in your pocket!
The fact power adapters even need a microprocessor chip will be news to most people, but one software engineer has discovered that among the plethora of components that go into making up a modern laptop charger is a 16-bit microprocessor.
The first Intel microprocessor chip, the 4004, came out when I was starting my research work and I considered using it but ultimately plumped for discrete logic.
Also known as Biometric or digital passports, these new passports will have a microprocessor chip embedded in it.
The specifications also known as "chip and PIN" has been in place in countries around the world since 1996 and include a microprocessor chip on cards as an eventual replacement of the magnetic stripe, which has been used to carry card data since the 1960s.
Chip-enabled cards (also known as 'smart cards') are payment cards with a microprocessor chip embedded on the front of the card.
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 payment services that Rogers expects to deliver to banks will fully comply with EMV, the global standard for secure credit and debit card transactions based on microprocessor chip technology that protects information needed for secure payments.
The data-loggers incorporate a thermistor sensor that measures the temperature, and the data-loggers internal microprocessor chip then stores the data.
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.

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