How does a CPU work on the hardware level?


+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    12

    Question How does a CPU work on the hardware level?

    I'm a student and learning the CPU course. But I don't really know how does a CPU work on the hardware level? All the transistors etc. I would really appreciate if you could explain it from a technical point of view!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    australia
    Posts
    1,945

    Default Re: How does a CPU work on the hardware level?

    The device operates as long as the magic smoke is trapped inside of it, but when the smoke escapes from it, the device ceases to operate. Ergo, the smoke is an essential part of the device and its operation, through undetermined ('magical') means.
    This is more entertaining than Free to Air TV

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Northeast
    Posts
    419

    Default Re: How does a CPU work on the hardware level?

    Your question is like asking, "In 100 words or less, explain how the ecosystem of Costa Rica compares to that of Norway." I suggest you find an older book on the subject, one written when understanding that concept was a necessary part of working with processors. Newer books tend to focus on the higher level aspects.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    400

    Default Re: How does a CPU work on the hardware level?

    Start with a search on "Logic gates" to understand the basic building blocks.

Similar Threads

  1. Multi CPU , design and interrupt control
    By longpole001 in forum mel PIC BASIC Pro
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: - 5th January 2015, 02:12
  2. Cpu selection help
    By longpole001 in forum mel PIC BASIC Pro
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: - 31st October 2013, 06:51
  3. RPM of CPU fan PIC12f683
    By mrmodest in forum General
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: - 3rd September 2012, 05:12
  4. How to set the internal CPU speed?
    By Ramius in forum mel PIC BASIC Pro
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: - 26th April 2011, 21:04
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: - 13th May 2010, 03:37

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts