“Kilo-Core” World’S First 1000-Processor Microchip [ Current Affairs ]


KiloCore the scientists have developed a microchip, named that has the world’s first 1000 independent programmable processors has been developed by the scientists with highest clock-rate processor ever designed at the university level.

Key Facts:

  • A team of scientist from the University of California, Davis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has designed the KiloCore microchip.
  • Around 621 million transistors it comprise and it was contrived by tech giant IBM using their 32 nm (nanometer) CMOS technology.
  • This Chip is the greatest energy-efficient which has maximum calculation rate of 1.78 trillion instructions per second.
  • It can complete about 115 billion guidelines per second by concluding only 0.7 Watts of energy.
  • Each core processor on the chip is separately programmable and runs a regular maximum clock frequency of 1.78 GHz.
  • It has conceivable to save energy when not required as each processor is self-sufficiently clocked and it can shut the situation down.
  • Applications:
  1. Wireless coding/decoding
  2. Video processing
  3. Encryption

About CMOS:

  • Complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) is a constructing integrated circuits technology which is used in microprocessors, microcontrollers, static RAM, and other digital logic circuits.
  • CMOS technology is also used for numerous analog circuits Viz. image sensors (CMOS sensor), data converters, and highly integrated transceivers for many types of communication.
Image of CMOS Inverter

Image of CMOS Inverter

Image of CMOS Inverter

  • Frank Wanlass patented CMOS in 1963 while working for Fairchild Semiconductor.

- Published on: June 28, 2016