Asked in Software and Applications (non-game)
Software and Applications (non-game)
Tiny piece of silicon with electronic circuits the CPU is one?
WHAT IS Tiny piece of silicon with electronic circuits?
The tiny piece of silicon onto which electronic circuits are embedded is called a die. ...
How are microchips produced?
A microchip is an electronic device built as a single unit from many miniature components mainly transistors.Microchips are made by building up electronic circuits in a tiny wafer or pure silicon in a complicated layer-by-layer process. ...
Asked in Electronics Engineering
What is a complex circuit of many transistors diodes resistors capacitors and other electronic devices that are formed onto a tiny silicon chip?
monolithic integrated circuit
What is an integrated circuit?
An integrated circuit - or IC - chip is a circuit made with components such as transistors, diodes and resistors that are usually formed simultaneously on a small chip of silicon. ...... Two or more transistors (and they're up to many millions now) AND some (or all) of their interconnections on a single (tiny) slab of silicon. ...... The components are connected with aluminum wires deposited both on the surface and within the body of the chip. ICs can contain as few as several to...
How is an integrated circuit manufactured?
In an integrated circuit, electronic components such as resistors, capacitors, diodes, and transistors are formed directly onto the surface of a silicon crystal. The process of manufacturing an integrated circuit will make more sense if one first understands some of the basics of how these components are formed. Even before the first IC was developed, it was known that common electronic components could be made from silicon. The question was how to make them, and the connecting circuits, from the same piece of...
Which element used to make semiconductor computer chips?
The heart and soul of computer (or most other semiconductor) chips is silicon. Very, very pure silicon. It is on a silicon substrate that the tiny amounts of other stuff is deposited to create the circuits of something like a microprocessor or a very large scale solid state memory integrated circuit. Got links if you want to check them out. The pictures alone are worth the trouble to surf on over. ...
Asked in Circuits
What is the purpose of a intergrated circuit?
Integrated cicuits, or IC's are manufactered for many different purposes such as as amplifiers, switches, or for tuning in specific radio or TV channels. An integrated circuit is a miniature electronic device containing many interconnected circuit elements formed on a tiny silicon semiconductor chip. Before integrated circuits were invented, individual electrical components were connected by soldering together the wires attached to them. These components were hundreds of times larger than the electronic elements formed on an IC, and older electronic devices used to...
Asked in Elements and Compounds
What is silicon dioxide soluble in?
The only chemical which effectively dissolves silicon dioxide is hydrofluoric acid. But note that silicon dioxide does dissolve to a very slight extent in water. The beaches are not dissolving away into the ocean, but some tiny amount of silicon dioxide is dissolving. ...
Asked in Greenland
What is the name of the tiny island north of Greenland that is the most northern piece of named land in the world?
Kaffeklubben is the name of the tiny island north of Greenland that is the most northern piece of named land in the world. ...
Asked in Electrical Engineering
Why is silicon widely used in electronic devices?
Silicon is widely used in electronic devices because it has good thermal transfer characteristics, enhancing the ability to heat sink a component, and because it has poor electrical characteristics, making it a good insulator. It can also be used to prevent contamination, such as in an automotive lamp application, where it would prevent water intrusion while allowing the contacts to remain viable. If you look at the periodic table, you will find that silicon and germanium occupy unique positions: they are semimetals and...