G6C11 What is a microprocessor?
A. A low power analog signal processor used as a microwave detector
B. A computer on a single integrated circuit
C. A microwave detector, amplifier, and local oscillator on a single integrated circuit
D. A low voltage amplifier used in a microwave transmitter modulator stage
- These miniature computers on a single IC consist of thousands of digital gates and logic elements that can retrieve program instructions (known as machine language) and execute them using digital data. Simple microprocessors may be little more than a set of registers that store and exchange data for the program instructions. Complex microprocessors may contain sub-processors that are dedicated to special functions, sophisticated communications interfaces, or include analog-digital converters to provide an all-in-one DSP platform.