Table of Contents
1 - About
It consists then of:
- at least a processor (CPU),
- a memory device where:
- and input/output interfaces (also device). (Ex: Input: mouse, keyboard, joystick - Ouptut: a monitor, television)
This invention of the transistor started the whole computer industry as it permits automatic switching of electric signal.
Code (Machine code) in a computer are called instructions.
2 - Operations
3 - Type
3.1 - Single-purpose
The function is built at hardware level.
- encoders/decoders ,
3.2 - General-purpose
A lot of function can be programmed without modifying its hardware.