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CPU (Central Processing Unit)

the brain of a COMPUTER which stores and processes data.
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Provision for the renewal of the central processing unit and certain accessory elements, including voice communications system with buses.
The resulting electrical signal is then sent to the central processing unit (CPU) placed in a nearby (up to 300 m) shelter or control room.
Specifically, Intersil's architecture allows the central processing unit (CPU) voltage regulator to be completely turned off when the microprocessor is not in use, eliminating voltage generation for the CPU and reducing total system power consumption in aggressive mobile power management environments.

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