Technology / Home Audio / Microprocessor: A multiple semiconductor IC device that can be dedicated or programmed to perform a variety of tasks in many different systems. These exist in virtually all consumer and commercial electronic devices of more than rudimentary functionality.


Technology / Computers / Transistor: A device composed of semiconductor material that amplifies a signal or opens or closes a circuit. Invented in 1947 at Bell Labs, transistors have become the key ingredient of all digital circuits, inc MORE

Address Bus

Technology / Computers / Address Bus: One or a series of electrical conductors that are used to carry the binary address from the microprocessor to the rest of the system. MORE

Secondary Cache

Technology / Computers / Secondary Cache: Also referred to as 'Level 2 cache' or 'L2'. In general, L2 cache memory resides on a separate external chip from the microprocessor chip. However, The Pentium Pro processor has an L2 cache on the sam MORE

Wait State

Technology / Computers / Wait State: A brief delay added before a microprocessor executes an instruction, to allow time for slower memory chips or external devices to respond. A wait states may be one or more of the computer's clock cycl MORE


Technology / Computers / Overclock: To run a microprocessor faster than the speed for which it has been tested and approved. Overclocking is a popular technique for eking out a little more performance from a system. In many cases, you c MORE

Data Collection Platform (DCP)

Science / Tides and Currents / Data Collection Platform (DCP): A microprocessor based system that collects data from sensors, processes the data, stores the data in random access memory(RAM),and provides communication links for the retrieval or transmission of th MORE