Hardware

Hardware refers to the physical elements of a computer. Also referred to as the machinery or the equipment of the computer. Examples of hardware in a computer are the keyboard, the monitor, the mouse and the processing unit However, most of a computer's hardware cannot be seen; It's inside the computer case.

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Discovery: User Manual of the Oldest Surviving Computer in the World

“The Zuse Z4 is considered the oldest preserved computer in the world. Manufactured in 1945 and overhauled and expanded in 1949/1950, the relay machine was in operation on loan at the ETH Zurich from 1950 to 1955. Today the …

IoT-Enhanced Processors Increase Performance, AI, Security

“Today at the Intel Industrial Summit 2020, Intel announced new enhanced internet of things (IoT) capabilities. The 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, Intel Atom® x6000E series, and Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® N and J series bring new artificial intelligence (AI …

STMicroelectronics Reveals BlueNRG-2N Network Processor Combining Convenience and Scalability, with Bluetooth® 5.0 Features and Security

“STMicroelectronics has unveiled the BlueNRG-2N Bluetooth 5.0-certified network processor, lowering power consumption and adding support for the latest Bluetooth features that increase data throughput and enhance privacy and security. The BlueNRG-2N network coprocessor comes pre-programmed, ready for connecting to …

The strange broadband mystery that plagued a Welsh village - and how it was finally solved

“The ‘SAS team’ of telecom engineers were called in after service collapsed at 7am every morning. A Welsh village’s broadband mystery has finally be been solved after 18 months of frustration for residents. Telecoms engineers turned detectives to probe …

Toshiba and Japan Semiconductor Develop Technology to Improve Reliability of Pch-LDMOS for Analog ICs

“Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation (“Toshiba”) and its manufacturing subsidiary, Japan Semiconductor Corporation, have developed technology to improve the reliability of P-channel Laterally Double Diffused MOS (Pch-LDMOS) technology for analog ICs. The companies clarified the cause of degradation of …

Microsoft finds underwater datacenters are reliable, practical and use energy sustainably

“Earlier this summer, marine specialists reeled up a shipping-container-size datacenter coated in algae, barnacles and sea anemones from the seafloor off Scotland’s Orkney Islands. The retrieval launched the final phase of a years-long effort that proved the concept of …

Samsung Expands Advanced 0.7μm-Pixel ISOCELL Image Sensor Offerings for Wider Mobile Applications

“Compact chips boast industry’s smallest pixel size, allowing sleeker designs and minimized camera bumps The new 0.7μm lineup will adopt enhanced pixel technology with boosted light sensitivity, ISOCELL 2.0, later this year Samsung Electronics, a world leader …

Toshiba Launches Photorelays in New Package for High-density Mounting

“Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation (“Toshiba”) has launched three photorelays, TLP3480, TLP3481 and TLP3482 in P-SON4, a new package with a significantly smaller mounting area than Toshiba’s SOP packages. Shipments start today. All of the new photorelays have …

Highest performance Arm Cortex-R processor to power the future of computational storage

“There is expected to be more than 79 zettabytes of IoT data in 2025, but the real value of this data is found in the insights it generates. The closer to the data source we can produce these insights the …

Renesas Introduces DDR5 Data Buffer for High-Performance Server and Cloud Service Applications

“High-Speed, Low-Power Data Buffer Delivers Improved Speed and Bandwidth for DDR5 DRAM and Storage Class Memory Modules. Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions and the industry leader in memory interface products, today announced a …