Computer Systems

Define what is meant by hardware
Physical components that make up you computer
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Define what is meant by software
The programs or applications that a computer can run
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An example of hardware
Mouse
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Example of software
Word Processor
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What is an embedded system
Embedded systems are computers that are built into other devices
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What is the definition of the CPU
Central Processing Unit. It processes all of the data and instructions that make the system work
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What is the CPU split into?
The Control Unit, the ALU and the cache
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What is the architecture that revolutionised computing?
Von Neumann architecture
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What cycle does the CPU follow?
Fetch-decode-execute
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Define what is meant by software

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The programs or applications that a computer can run

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What is an embedded system

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