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-Any idea what sort of processor powers your smartphone? What is a processor!? This topic is going to unlock the secrets behind the CPU (what we sometimes call the BRAIN of a Computer)

Did you know that 30 years ago, Acorn Computers switched on their first ever processor, the Acorn RISC Machine, or ARM.

Now, they power 95% of smartphones & 12 billion ARM chips shipped last year. Professor Steve Furber (University of Manchester) speaks about how he and Sophie Wilson started the project

Suggested Video on the ARM processor

Intro Video - How the CPU works (basics)

 

Processor: PowerPoint loading ...

PowerPoint: Von Neumann Architecture

Further Reading

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_processing_unit

http://www.cpushack.com/life-cycle-of-cpu.html - Online Museum (CPU History):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_general-purpose_CPUs

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