Definition[edit | edit source]
Overview[edit | edit source]
Three basic characteristics differentiate microprocessors:
- Instruction set: The set of instructions that the microprocessor can execute.
- Bandwidth: The number of bits processed in a single instruction.
- Clock speed: Given in megahertz (MHz), the clock speed determines how many instructions per second the processor can execute.
References[edit | edit source]
- ATIS Telecom Glossary 2012 (full-text).
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