Categories of Chips
Chips organized by:
- Architecture: RISC, CISC, etc
- Architecture's data width: 8-bit, 16-bit, ...
- Chip type: CPU, MCU, FPU, ...
- Integrated circuit technology: Bipolar, BiCMOS, NMOS, HMOS, CMOS, ...
- Instruction Set Architechures: x86, MIPS, SPARC, ARM, ...
- Date: a Processor and Microcontroller Timeline
- Application: Desktop computers, Servers, DSL, TV, Calculator...