reduced instruction set computer

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Noun1.reduced instruction set computer - (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a relatively small set of computer instructions that it can perform
computer architecture, architecture - (computer science) the structure and organization of a computer's hardware or system software; "the architecture of a computer's system software"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
complex instruction set computer, complex instruction set computing, CISC - (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a large number of instructions hard coded into the CPU chip
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Over 90% of tablet PCs and smartphones are installed with ARM processors, a 32-bit reduced instruction set computer (RISC) instruction set architecture (ISA) developed by the Cambridge-headquartered ARM Holdings, as entered into over 90% of tablet PCs and smartphones, whereby RISC ISA reduces energy-consumption by the chip and results in smaller than X86-architecture microprocessors..
Transcede devices include the Cortex A9 multi-core symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) reduced instruction set computer (RISC) processors from ARM, combined with digital signal processors (DSPs) from CEVA.
ARM [Advanced RISC (reduced instruction set computer) Machine] processors come with JTAG support, as do most FPGAs (field-programmable gate arrays).

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