A biochip is a tiny device that contains a number of electronic components, including transistors, resistors, and capacitors, that are used to process biological information. Biochips are often used to analyze DNA, RNA, and proteins, and they have a wide range of applications in medicine, agriculture, and environmental science. What is biochip in simple words? … Read more

IRQ (interrupt request)

An interrupt request (IRQ) is a hardware signal that alerts the processor to an event that requires immediate attention. When an IRQ is received, the processor suspends its current activity, saves its state, and executes a special piece of code called an interrupt handler to deal with the event. IRQs are generated by hardware devices … Read more


A chip is a small piece of semiconductor material, typically silicon, on which a integrated circuit is fabricated. Chips are also sometimes referred to as microchips or simply as ICs (integrated circuits). The term “chip” is derived from the fact that early integrated circuits were literally chipped out of larger silicon wafers. Today, chips are … Read more


A petaflop is a measure of a computer’s processing power and can be expressed as: Petaflops = (10^15) floating point operations per second This term is often used in the supercomputing field to benchmark the performance of the world’s fastest computers. What is a petaflop equal to? A petaflop is a measure of a computer’s … Read more

VLIW (very long instruction word)

A VLIW (very long instruction word) is a type of microprocessor architecture where a single instruction word is able to contain multiple instructions for the processor to execute. This type of architecture is designed to increase the overall instruction-level parallelism of a program, and as a result, improve its performance. VLIW architectures were first introduced … Read more

Microchip art

Microchip art is a form of art that is created using microchips. Microchips are tiny electronic devices that are used in a variety of electronic devices, such as computers, cell phones, and MP3 players. Microchip art is created by using the microchips to create images or patterns. The images or patterns can be created by … Read more


The term “Pentium” refers to a family of microprocessors produced by Intel. The Pentium family includes several different microprocessor models, each of which is designed for use in a different type of computer. The first Pentium microprocessor was released in 1993. It was followed by the Pentium Pro in 1995, the Pentium II in 1997, … Read more


Itanium is a family of 64-bit Intel microprocessors that implement the Intel Itanium architecture (formerly called IA-64). Intel marketed the processors for use in enterprise servers and high-performance computing (HPC) systems. The Itanium architecture originated at Hewlett-Packard (HP), and was later jointly developed by HP and Intel. Itanium-based systems have been produced by HP, SGI, … Read more

Intel 8086

The Intel 8086 is a 16-bit microprocessor that was released by Intel in 1978. It was the first microprocessor in the x86 family, and is considered to be the first 16-bit microprocessor. The 8086 was designed to be a more powerful successor to the 8-bit 8080 microprocessor. The 8086 has a 16-bit address bus, which … Read more


MicroBlaze is a 32-bit RISC microprocessor core designed by Xilinx. It is implemented using hardware description language (HDL) such as Verilog or VHDL, and is used in FPGA devices. MicroBlaze is a configurable and extensible processor core. It can be configured to have a wide range of capabilities, from a minimalistic implementation with a small … Read more