What is the full form of CPU?
The full form of CPU is the Central Processing Unit. The CPU socket is a particular section where the CPU is mounted inside the motherboard to perform other outputs and inputs of the system. The CPU’s known as the brain of a computer. It performs all the basic logical and arithmetic operations activities and transmits the commands and programs of the computer. The term CPU is normally used to refer to a processor that consists of the arithmetical logical unit and control unit.
CPU = ALU + CU
ALU – Arithmetical Logical Unit
CU – control unit
Various Types Of CPU
There are three main types of CPU
- Transistor type CPU
- Large Scale Integration type CPU
- Small Scale Integration type CPU
Different parts of CPU
The CPU is broadly divided into three main parts.
Arithmetical Logical Unit (ALU)
It is a significant part of the CPU. It is responsible for the supervision of all numerical and logical functions, such as subtraction, addition, division, multiplication etc.
Control Unit (CU)
CU is the main component of the CPU. It directs a task to the whole system, and it regulates all the computer activities that occur.
Memory or Register
A register is a particular type of device for memory. The memory stores the information which the processor has to process or already processed.