Intel microprocessor as necklace

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by loosewire, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. loosewire

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    In a post some one mentioned having An Intel Chip as a key chain.
    The reason I ask, would someone who knows the general make up or Diagram explaination to the input and output. If a chip is divided into sections by connections.They talk of being millions of transistors inside. I was at a lecture once and a Forrest Mimms type explained how the first basic chips operated ,useing transistors and the internal resistance and
    capacity to operate the chip in curcuit.I would like to get mental
    picture or partial diagram of how the Intel works,like how they lay out the
    transistors and if the internal resistance and capacity is still used. I know
    these chip are designed useing high powered mricoscopes.I would like
    get an explaination that I don't have to be refered to another site.I would
    like to get a you guys approach. Thanks GUYS

    P.S. What is the value of a Working Intel?
    P.S Went Intel site got lots of information,none about internal
    resistance and capacity????????LOOSEWIRE
     
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  2. beenthere

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    I have one mounted in plastic as a key ring decoration.

    After the design is made, layers are printed on the silicon wafer using photolithography. The stencils are projected onto the wafer using reducing lenses. Shorted wavelengths of light are necessary to be able to properly image the smaller details.
     
  3. loosewire

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    So resistance and capacity are all external? By the way got lot a
    little on Moores Law.
     
  4. nanovate

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    here is a picture of a pentium:

    http://bwrc.eecs.berkeley.edu/CIC/die_photos/pentium.gif

    here are some lecture notes on the fabrication of semiconductor ICs.
    http://www.cs.clemson.edu/~mark/464/fab.pdf

    Resistance and capacitance are intrinsic properties of the material. Often when a higher resistance is required they will use a transistor to save space. But if the design needs high power or large capacitance then external components must be hung off the device. Notice that I did not mention inductors -- they are typically to large to make inside the IC.
     
  5. loosewire

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    This confirms my question of internal resistance and capacity,There
    never was a question about inductance.I can now see the wafer effect
    of layering to put so many transistors together.(Question) is there any
    terms in the info that you guys supplied that would change the basic electronic theory as it has been known before the Transistor.Another
    question,the layers of transistors compressed together,does that help
    with heat. Also the layer material acts as a good insulator,they have
    a low failure rate. LOOSEWIRE- More questions after I Digest this info.
    Thanks Again
     
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