The AGC hardware

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

In our technological society, we define the concept of computer “processing” by the task we need to perform. Producing a video, optimizing an engine’s performance or fulfilling an online book order all fall under the generic definition of “processing”, but say nothing about how that magic is performed. Stripped of their elaborate interfaces, clever optimization tricks and marketing hype, all computers contain the same three major components: a central processing unit or CPU, memory, and input and output devices. The processor performs all the numerical and logical operations of the computer, and is the “traffic cop” that coordinates the movement of data within the system.


Memory Location Inertial Measurement Unit Memory Banking Program Counter Transfer Control 


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