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IC's & Microprocessor (2 replies)
What is differences between IC's and Microprocessors? Microprocessor Uses LSI and VLSI IC's no?
ICs stand for integrated circuits. It is an electronic circuitry containing resistors, capacitors and transistors. An IC can function as an amplifier, oscillator, timer, counter, computer memory, or microprocessor and many other electronic applications.
On the other hand, microprocessors are the main device used in microcomputers that acts as control unit, arithmetic and logical unit and register unit.
You are very correct to say microprocessors are built using LSIs and VLSIs. That means Large Scale and Very Large Scale ICs are used to make microprocessors.
The third generation computers used SSICs and MSICs (small scale and medium scale ICs) as main electronic component but we don't call them microprocessors (why? Because microprocessors are the processing devices of microcomputers. There were no microcomputers in third generation, isn't it?)
Hope this helps?
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