IIT-M develops indigenous microprocessor

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News: Indian Institute of Technology, Madras have developed a microprocessor named ‘Moushik’

 

Facts:

  • Moushik: It is an indigenous microprocessor-cum-system on a chip that can cater to the rapidly-growing Internet of Things(IoT) devices.
  • The project was funded by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

 

Additional Facts:

  • Microprocessor: It is an integrated circuit(IC) that contains a few millions of transistors (semiconductor-based electronic devices) fused on a semiconductor chip.It is just a few millimetres in dimension and is used in almost every electronic device from microwave and washing machine in homes to advanced supercomputers of a space station.