Who invented first motherboard?
IBM, in 1981.
There was no specific invention or inventor of a first motherboard. The concept of a motherboard evolved over a number of years responding to the reduction in electronic component size. One of the original concepts in computer construction was the backplane. The backplane allowed for circuit card to be plugged in on one side. Its back had rows of pins corresponding to the socket connections. The pin connections defined how the attached circuit cards functioned and pins were connected to other pins with wires wrapped around them.
As technology matured, electronic parts were combined into Integrated circuit (IC) chips which were mounted on the backplane itself and the pins and wiring on the rear of the backplane were replaced by printed circuits. This eventually became what we call a motherboard, mainboard or some equivalent name.
Original microcomputers and personal computers had a central processor (CPU), memory, and control circuitry on the motherboard. That took up all the available space. Most other parts required their own support circuitry that would not fit on the motherboard so they were placed on individual circuit cards plugged into the motherboard. This included additional memory, output display, hard drives controllers, and even standard input/output ports such as serial (RS232,) Printer(parallel), mouse and game ports. Most of these eventually became compact enough to be integrated onto the motherboard board we use today.
The motherboard was invented as a form factor for a place to install computer components. Using a printed circuit board cuts down on a lot of wire clutter and capacitor banks. With a motherboard all of that stuff is in or on the board. So I guess the short answer would be for simplicity and compactness.
You can only discover things that existed before you knew they existed. Motherboards were created very late in the history of computing, long after the microprocessor was invented. Perhaps you discovered your computer has a motherboard, but that is only because you did not know that; the first people to create a motherboard had to very deliberately figure out how to make it and carefully design it. The original IBM PC, released in 1981 appears…
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You cannot download the motherboard, because it is the green plate in the tower, not software. The only way to get another motherboard is to buy one or build one. If you are looking for a driver for your motherboard, it is best to check with the manufacture first. If they do not have them, there are other sites that may. See the related link below for an example.
You can find your motherboard from the very first screen of your PC. When computer boot, at the first screen, press PAUSE key. At the top it shows the Processor, RAM etc. of your Computer. At the bottom, it shows a date and a long no. in 3-4 parts. The first part of this no. is the model no. of your motherboard. Next parts are the manufacturers information. Your can get a list of these…