microprocessor

The first Integrated Circuit was created in 1959 by Fairchild Semiconductor, marking the beginning of microprocessor history that resulted in giving us the advanced computer capabilities we have today. A microprocessor, essentially, is a computer processor that is built on a microchip; its job is to process and execute any instructions it is given. But how does this apply to you? The computer you are using to read this, is employing a microprocessor to transfer data to you.

Microprocessors are extremely advantageous for any computer user. Just a few of these advantages include:

• Low cost– since the cost of making microprocessors is low, the overall cost of the computer system is reduced as well;
• High speed processing– they can carry out millions of instructions per second;
• Small size– allows for a reduction in the size of the computer system as a whole;
• Generates less heat– compared to their counterparts, microprocessors emit far less heat, reducing the chances of your computer overheating.

Microprocessors are made up of a central processing unit (CPU), memory modules, input/output units, and a system bus to keep data moving quickly and effectively. It uses all these components to execute three basic functions:

1. Perform mathematical operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division);
2. Transfer data from one memory location to another;
3. Use instructions to make its own decisions.

Since the creation of the microprocessor, there have been five different generations- each faster and more capable than the last.

• 1st generation (1971-1973) – Intel created microprocessor 4004, which only ran at 4-bits, was only able to add and subtract numbers;
• 2nd generation (1973-1978) – progressed to 8-bit processors, carried out through Motorola’s 6800/6801, Intel’s 8085 and Zilog’s Z80; • 3rd generation (1979-1980) – 16-bit processors included Intel’s 8086 and Zilog’s Z8000;
• 4th generation (1981-1995) – Intel’s 80960CA and Motorola’s 88100 were introduced as 32-bit processors;
• 5th generation (1995-present) – low margin, high performance and high speed 64-bit processors; include Pentium, Dual, Quad and Celeron processors.

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sandisk memory card

Western Digital has been able to successfully incorporate their resources with SanDisk with their recent merger. As a result of the merger, Western Digital has released what is known to be the fastest UHS-1 flash memory card, creating the 400GB SanDisk Extreme UHS-1 microSDXCTM.

Professionals have successfully included newer traits into the disk while still being able to meet Application Performance Class 2 (A2) Specification, certified by SD Association, a global consortium. Destined to be an extremely enhanced speed disk that may be the answer to increasing mobile device speed.

“Western Digital’s new card features read speeds of up to 160MB/sec and writes at up to 90MB/sec, making it 50% faster than the previous fastest model.”

Many consumers are presented with the issue of lack of device speed due to the flagship of a phones RAM not being able to take in the speed of the removable memory card when used on a mobile device. Western Digital has taken this problem into their own hands to be able to sway the opinion and implement these types of cards for mobile devices once more.

Despite Western Digital recent release, they have continued to present the industry with an new SD card. Sharing similar traits of such as high tech PCIe technology that could be found in the leading PCs and Macintosh computers. With newly designed technology

“The card was demonstrated achieving sequential read speeds of up to 880MB/sec and sequential write speeds of 430 MB/sec.”

Although it has great potential, the card will still need to be further tested for more efficiency upon implementation. Many times, incorporating of such high-powered cards require the generation of much more power along with cooling and newer hardware.

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AMD and Nvidia

Gamers are suffering because of digital currency mining. More and more companies are getting their stock eaten up and causing prices to soar. Advanced Micro Devices(AMD), based in Sunnyvale, California and Nvidia, based out of Santa Clara, California, are both struggling to keep their hungry fan base happy. The two companies have been hit hard by the cryptocurrency market. Both of the companies make popular chips used by “miners” to hoard coins, because of this they are buying up the market and an incredibly expedited pace, causing the companies to bump up the price for their normal customers by an insane amount.

Cryptocurrency has been growing rapidly since 2017 and is currently worth more than eight thousand percent of its original price. The online currency once seen only as convenient has turned into a way for many who are low on their luck to make money quickly, if they know how to play the game correctly. With each jump in cryptocurrency comes a jump in demand for cards built by Nvidia Graphics pvt ltd and AMD. There simply is too high of a demand for the companies to build and distribute them at the rate they are each needed. Once the cards hit the market their prices are marked up more than one hundred percent and are still being gobbled up.

This means that the main customers who have always used these products, gamers, are having to shell out way more money than they should just to be able to continue their passion.

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Gaming-router

Netduma has been in the works of creating its own type of gaming router for many years and finally found a more efficient solution to its goal. Joining Netgear, they have discovered a way to bring both their resources to create a greater unit. Releasing the latest innovative networking system by the name Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 router and Nighthawk SX10 10G/Multi-Gig LAN Switch. The partnering companies have created a router that has the potential to carry out 56 Gbps of bandwidth.

According to the Pcworld.com the XR500 is a

“dual-band AC2600 model supporting MU-MIMO, four spatial streams per frequency band, and beam forming. It’s powered by a dual-core 1.7GHz processor, 256MB of flash memory and 512MB of RAM. There’s a four-port gigabit switch onboard for making wired connections, and two USB 3.0 ports that can be used to share USB storage over the network.”

Netgear was aware of the potential that Netduma had but believed that it could do it a greater good by providing them with top of the line hardware. Bringing together both the software and the hardware was in lue of competing with parallel network companies Linksys and Killer Software.

When requiring more than four ports to be used in your console the switch is required. This will enable users to have gaming port with each user obtaining one for themselves. These ports are often limited to four slots that transmit only one gigabit per slot. The switch comes equipped with eight Gbps on top of two “multi-speed” uplinks that have different kind of variation. The variation that the uplinks can provide are 100Mbps, 1-,2.5-, 5-, and or 10GbE ports.

Currently the switch along with the XR500 are priced at $300 US each, MSRP.

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Ibm-Hitachi

IBM and Hitachi announced plans to collaborate for a new mainframe computing environment that uses Hitachi’s operating system and IBM z Systems hardware technology. This partnership builds upon IBM and Hitachi’s long history of working together to expand computer technology and better serve their customer base.

The next generation of Hitachi’s AP series will only use the IBM z Systems high-performing mainframe hardware technology, which will effectively expand IBM mainframe development efficiency through IBM’s global capabilities in developing and manufacturing mainframe computing. The collaboration allows companies in Japan who already use the Hitachi VOS3 operating system and software to continue using them while taking advantage of the speed, scale, and security available through the latest IBM z Systems hardware technology.

IBM z Systems now has capabilities to support capabilities for speed, scale, and security to deliver cloud-based blockchain services for building new transaction systems and machine learning for analyzing large amounts of data. The IBM z Systems mainframe supports the z/OS, z/TPF and z/VM operating systems as well as the Linux operating system. Linux is installed by more than 40 percent of z Systems clients. The IBM z Systems mainframe is the core IT system for the world's leading businesses, including 44 of the top 50 global banks, ten of the top insurers and 18 of the top 25 retailers.

"We are pleased to have this agreement with IBM to strengthen our collaborative relationship," said Takeo Ishii, president of IoT & Cloud Services Business Division for Hitachi. "Hitachi has, for over fifty years, delivered its proprietary mainframe system offerings to various corporations and organizations as part of their mission-critical systems and has supported our customers' stable operations and materialization of innovations with a high standard of reliability. Hitachi will continuously provide highly reliable, high-performance mainframe systems to the customers in Japan utilizing IBM's most advanced mainframe technologies."

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Manufacturer

The Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) has fined ELNA, Nichicon, Rubycon, and SCC for colluding on pricing for aluminum electrolytic capacitors. The total amount fined adds up to $15 million, which is the most the CCS has ever penalized. Investigations were initiated after Panasonic applied for immunity under the CCS leniency program, which prevents companies that report illegal activity from being incriminated. As a result, Panasonic was the only manufacturer who did not get fined. 1

The five manufacturers are charged with forming a cartel and exchanging sensitive information, such as sales, distribution, and pricing. The companies agreed to set sales prices, including numerous price increases and refusal to accommodate to customers’ requests for price reduction. Investigations revealed that the involved parties met regularly, almost monthly at one point, to exchange confidential information. Activity started as far back as 1997.

Cartels prevent consumers from getting competitive pricing, effectively allowing for a pseudo-monopoly situation in which prices are not driven by the balance of supply and demand. The Competition Act, Chapter 50B of Singapore was enacted in 2004 and regulates cartel activities. The rules are strict, applying to even informal collusions, requiring only that parties arrive at a consensus to be punishable under the Competition Act as a cartel.

Each company was fined based on the proportion of the capacitor supply they controlled. ELNA, Rubycon, and SCC were also awarded discounts to their fines for their application for leniency under the CCS leniency program for coming forth with information on cartel activities.

ELNA was fined $650K, Rubycon was fined $3.6M, and Nichicon and SCC were each fined $5.3M.


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Microchip
Semiconductor manufacturing company Microchip recently introduced a new Serial EEPROM. This new device is able to utilize a bus that is single-wired using only 2 pins in accessing the device: SI/O and GRN. SI/O, which is the 1st pin, features a line that integrates power and data, This provides the needed power towards the device and also to the management of the data.

The AT21CS11 is arranged as one block in the dimensions of 128x8. It may be used in reliable memory storage applications that are non-volatile. The Serial EEPROM features a pre-programmed and unique serial number or ID as well as a one-hundred twenty-eight bit tracking number that is user-programmable. The voltage range for operation ranges from 2.7 volts to 4.5 volts. This voltage range makes the chip compatible for use with lithium-ion batteries.

The AT21CS11 makes identifying and tracking possible to any kind of product that is detachable or replaceable. This means that plastic disposables, cartridges, and user-specific attachments can relay unique identification details and also utilize information over a simple 2 point clip or connection that is plugged in. Additionally, the evaluation kit, which is dedicated by Microchip for the AT21CSxx, supports this new device (it is a single-wire family).

The AT21CS11 has many great features. It is one Kbit, features a single-wire compatibility, has the potential of communicating through one, possess’ a single I/O pin, has a high-speed mode of 125 kbps and attributes self-rimed erase and write cycles. The chip also attributes low power consumption (it’s read current is 0.8 mA, write current is 0.2 mA, and it’s standby current 0.7 uA). It boasts software write protection, includes more than one-million erase and write cycles, and factory programming is available.

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motherboard for gaming
When PC gamers are building computers, many forget the importance of choosing a good motherboard to go along with their electronic Frankenstein’s monster. Motherboards can go for anywhere from $50 to $900 for the ROG Maximus VIII Extreme/Assembly by Asus. Here are the best gaming motherboards for three price ranges to choose from, according to Digital Trends.

1.       X299 Aorus Gaming 9
2.       X399 Aorus Gaming 7
3.       Asus ROG Strix B350-F Gaming

The X299 Aorus Gaming 9 from Gigabyte is the best motherboard for about $500. It features Intel Core i9 compatibility, eight RAM sockets, and supports up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4 memory and up to 512GB of Registered DDR4 quad-channel memory. It also features support for both Nvidia’s and AMD’s multi-GPU setups. It also features a robust lighting setup with a huge capacity for customization options.

The X399 Aorus Gaming 7 from Gigabyte comes in at a slightly more affordable $390. It features support for AMD’s Threadripper series, which allows for a slightly smaller investment in a slightly cheaper processor for around $750 than the Intel Core i9 processor, which goes for $970. The X399 has the same RAM capacity as the X299 and features three M.2 ports, eight SATA 3 connections, four PCIe expansion slots, and the same Nvidia and AMD multi-GPU setups. It features the same array of lighting options as the X299.

The Asus ROG Strix B350-F Gaming motherboard is the winner for the budget category, priced at $120. It supports AMD’s Rysen processors with an AM4 socket and a standard ATX form factor. It features four RAM slots and supports up to 64 GB of DDR4 RAM, capable of storing one M.2 slot, two SATA ports, and two PCIe expansion ports. For visual effects, AURA Sync RGB lighting plus additional 4-pin RGB headers provide a spectrum of colors with the ability to synchronize effects across AURA Sync enabled products. 

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Motherboard
When building an extremely well-built computer many aspects contribute to its maximum potential. From the components being installed to the screws binding everything together. Besides the smaller components, the real aspect behind a great computer is the motherboard. Motherboards are designed to fit many different users’ needs and tend more centered on a group of tasks ranging from gaming to downloading at faster speeds.  Often times users believe that looking for the right motherboard could be nerve wrecking but are quite simple when educated on the right ones. 

On Buying a motherboard, it is best to know what other factors contribute to the motherboard's functions such as the processor. Many different models of motherboards require different types processors to be able to handle and operate its functions. Planning accordingly could be a major part of purchasing a motherboard due to the quickness of products being outdated. 

Different types of motherboards offer different features and may be a deciding factor when having to choose. These different types of features consist of different types of USB port varying from Type C port to On- Board USB headers. 

Ranging from the type of graphics cards that one would like to add is also another deciding factor. Standard boards will come with one PCI- Ex 16 slot for the implementation of a graphics card. Additional ports can be added for other cards such as a “Wifi Card “when the motherboard has not been built in WIFI.  

The UEFI allows for “low-level settings “ to choose what drive one would like to open them with. More Complex users would need a more “user-friendly” UEFI appose to a user that would only need to work with the word or browse the web using almost any. 


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sound blaster
Creative Labs just recently released the Sound BlasterX AE-5. This is the most recent PCIe sound card. This sound card includes a high-quality DAC (digital-to-analog converter), RGB (red, green, blue) lighting controls, a headphone amp, as well as a radiant finish. Just like the Recon3D and Z-series, the Sound Blaster AE-5 contains the in-house Sound Core3D DSP (digital signal processor). The Sound Core 3D is updated with support for 44.1 and 88.2 kHz playback in direct mode and virtual 7.1 support. What has not changed is the similar silicon. This is also programmed differently in terms of the volume control. The volume control on the Sound BlasterX AE-5 is mapped to the DAC volume.

Creative Labs is not only involved with the Sound BlasterX AE-5, but other developing audio noteworthy products including the AWE32, AWE64, Audigy, Extigy, EAX technology, Live!, Sound Blaster 16, and X-Fi. They have been able to identify the limitations with onboard audio. Solutions like USB DAC’s have been able to deliver advanced audio output although the internal sound card lineup has been at a standstill. Examples of the variation of USB DAC’s include the Sound Blaster E5, G5, and X7. On the other hand, the ZxR was the last Sound Blaster card that hasn’t been reviewed since 2014. Since the release of ASUS STRIX RAID DLX in 2015, there has not been any new sound card released until today.

The signal-to-noise ratio for Creative Labs is at 122 dB with 0.00032% THD (total harmonic distortion). This is 2 dB higher than enhanced onboard audio motherboards such as ASUS hardware part Crosshair VI Hero. Headphone outputs at Creative Labs have dual amps with audiophile-grade transistors and WIMA capacitors to achieve a THD of 0.0009% and 116dB SNR.

The Sound BlasterX AE-5 features the Xamp headphone amplifier. The Xamp amplifier divides the left and right channels. Usually, headphone amplifiers will only use one amp for both the left and right channels of the stereo headphone output. The Camp on the Sound BlasterX AE-5 amplifies the headphones individually for excellent audio quality. 

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