RSD Academy

Information Technology       This class is in development. Please read along as we complete it.

Computer Hardware

Part 1: A Short History of the Information Engine

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Binary-coded Information
Information Machines
  Machine memory and sequential reading
  Machine Manipulation of Data
  Active Electronics
  Combining the Elements
  Modern Development
  Information Processing







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Intermediate Advances
  The Transistor
  The Integrated Circuit
  The Microporcessor
  Epilogue

Part 2: Manipulating Data2>

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Logic Gates
Math by Machine

     

Part 3: How Microporcessors Work

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The Basic Microprocessor

Part 4: Input and Output

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Input and Output Methods
I/O Timing
I/O device Configuration
Input and Output Transmission




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Part 5: x86 Microprocessors

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Prehistory
x86 Processors
64-bit Architecture
Modern Features (multiple cores, virtualization, on-die GPU
Non-x86 Processors (ARM, PowerPC, Microcontrollers)