# Study sets matching "software hardware interaction"

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Arithmetic/ logic unit (ALU)

Byte

Cache

Central processing unit (CPU)

Performs Arithmetic computations and logical operations

A unit of data roughly equivalent to one character, such as x

The CPU speeds processing by accessing memory caches

Also called the microprocessor or central processor: the brain…

Arithmetic/ logic unit (ALU)

Performs Arithmetic computations and logical operations

Byte

A unit of data roughly equivalent to one character, such as x

Keyboards, scanners, and microphones ar…

Another word for software is ____.

Using the analogy of a book when talkin…

After writing an algorithm for solving…

input devices

program

hardware

a programming language

Keyboards, scanners, and microphones ar…

input devices

Another word for software is ____.

program

What is the Motherboard

What is the CPU

What is the ALU

What is the CU

computer's main circuit board

central processing unit-a single computer chip that contains a…

arithmetic/logic unit - performs arithmetic calculations and l…

control unit-coordinates all of the processor's activities and…

What is the Motherboard

computer's main circuit board

What is the CPU

central processing unit-a single computer chip that contains a…

Motherboard

CPU

ALU

CU

Computers main circuit board

Central processing unit, single computer chip without all the…

Arithmetic/ Logic Unit, uses calculations and numerical compar…

Control unit, directs flow of data to wherever it needs to go…

Motherboard

Computers main circuit board

CPU

Central processing unit, single computer chip without all the…

Arithmetic/Logic Unit (ALU)

Byte

Bit

Cache Memory

Temporarily holds data that are being processed and handles al…

The equivalent of 8 bits.

The basic building block for communication in an electronic co…

High-speed Random Access Memory (RAM) serving as a temporary s…

Arithmetic/Logic Unit (ALU)

Temporarily holds data that are being processed and handles al…

Byte

The equivalent of 8 bits.

Inputting

Software

Algorithm

Software Development

The process of using an input device to enter data

Programming code written to provide instructions to the hardwa…

A set of clearly defined, logical steps that solve a problem

A multi-step process that usually begins when someone recogniz…

Inputting

The process of using an input device to enter data

Software

Programming code written to provide instructions to the hardwa…

performance

System unit

Motherboard

Clock speed

How efficiently hardware and software complete task

Contains a computer's main system components

Computer's main curcuit board

Processor's speed ( indicates number of instructions the cpu c…

performance

How efficiently hardware and software complete task

System unit

Contains a computer's main system components

arithmetic/logic unit (ALU)

byte

cache

central processing unit (CPU)

Performs arithmetic calculations and logical operations.

A group of binary digits or bits (usually eight) operated on a…

A collection of items of the same type stored in a hidden or i…

A single computer chip that contains all the electronic circui…

arithmetic/logic unit (ALU)

Performs arithmetic calculations and logical operations.

byte

A group of binary digits or bits (usually eight) operated on a…

Arithmetic/ Logical Unit (ALU)

Byte

Cache

Central Processing Unit

Performs arithmetic calculations and logical operations.

(Of data) Roughly equivalent to one character, such as x.

The CPU access memory.

(CPU) A single chip that contains all the electronic circuitry…

Arithmetic/ Logical Unit (ALU)

Performs arithmetic calculations and logical operations.

Byte

(Of data) Roughly equivalent to one character, such as x.

Algorithm

Application Software

Beta Testing

Bundleware

A set of clearly defined, logical steps that solve a problem.

Helps you perform a specific task

Process that releases commercial software in development to a…

Software included with the purchase of a new computer

Algorithm

A set of clearly defined, logical steps that solve a problem.

Application Software

Helps you perform a specific task

arithmetic/logic unit

byte

cache

central processing unit

Performs arithmetic calculations and logical operations.

Is roughly equivalent to one character.

The CPU accesses memory caches to speed processing.

A single computer chip that contains all the electronic circui…

arithmetic/logic unit

Performs arithmetic calculations and logical operations.

byte

Is roughly equivalent to one character.

inputting

software

algorithm

software development

the process of using an input device to enter data

intangible set of instructions that tells the computer what to…

a set of clearly defined, logical steps that solve a problem

the multistep process of designing, writing, and testing compu…

inputting

the process of using an input device to enter data

software

intangible set of instructions that tells the computer what to…

arithmetic/logic unit (ALU)

byte

cache

central processing unit (CPU)

A unit in a computer that carries out arithmetic and logical o…

A group of binary digits or bits (usually eight) operated on a…

High-speed RAM (random access memory) that serves as a tempora…

The brains of the computer where most calculations take place.

arithmetic/logic unit (ALU)

A unit in a computer that carries out arithmetic and logical o…

byte

A group of binary digits or bits (usually eight) operated on a…

arithmetic/logic unit (ALU)

byte

cache

central processing unit (CPU)

a unit in a computer that carries out arithmetic and logical o…

a group of binary digits or bits (usually eight) operated on a…

High-speed RAM (random access memory)... that serves as a tempora…

A single computer chip that... contains all the electronic circui…

arithmetic/logic unit (ALU)

a unit in a computer that carries out arithmetic and logical o…

byte

a group of binary digits or bits (usually eight) operated on a…

False

True

Fasle

False

Software and hardware are clearly distinct parts of a computer…

Software development is a multistep process that usually begin…

Small errors in syntax or spelling of a line of code will not…

Figuratively, system software sits on top of application softw…

False

Software and hardware are clearly distinct parts of a computer…

True

Software development is a multistep process that usually begin…

Computer

Hardware

Software

Input data, process data, output inform…

An electronic device for storing and processing data; produces…

The physical components of a computer; keyboard, processor, gr…

Programs and operating information used to control a computer

4 processes of a computer

Computer

An electronic device for storing and processing data; produces…

Hardware

The physical components of a computer; keyboard, processor, gr…

central processing unit (CPU)

chip

arithmetic/logic unit (ALU)... control uni…

arithmetic/logic unit (ALU)

a single computer chip that contains all the electronic circui…

small, thin piece of silicon containing electronic circuits, w…

Parts of a CPU

performs arithmetic calculations and logical operations

central processing unit (CPU)

a single computer chip that contains all the electronic circui…

chip

small, thin piece of silicon containing electronic circuits, w…

Algorithm

Application Software

Beta Testing

Bundleware

A set of clearly defined, logical steps that solve a problem.

Also called productivity software; helps you perform a specifi…

A process that releases commercial software in development to…

Software included with the purchase of a new computer.

Algorithm

A set of clearly defined, logical steps that solve a problem.

Application Software

Also called productivity software; helps you perform a specifi…

Arithmetic/logic unit (ALU)

Automatic update

Bit size

Byte

Performs arithmetic computations and logical operations. (Mod1…

A feature that automatically checks for software updates and t…

A measure of CPU performance that indicates how many bytes of…

A unit of data roughly equivalent to one character, such as x.…

Arithmetic/logic unit (ALU)

Performs arithmetic computations and logical operations. (Mod1…

Automatic update

A feature that automatically checks for software updates and t…

Arithmetic/logic unit (ALU)

Automatic update

Bit size

Byte

Performs arithmetic computations and logical operations. (Mod1…

A feature that automatically checks for software updates and t…

A measure of CPU performance that indicates how many bytes of…

A unit of data roughly equivalent to one character, such as x.…

Arithmetic/logic unit (ALU)

Performs arithmetic computations and logical operations. (Mod1…

Automatic update

A feature that automatically checks for software updates and t…

Computer

Hardware

Software

4 processes of a computer

An electronic device for storing and processing data

Physical parts of a computer

Programs and other operating info used to control a computer

Input data, processes data, output information, and store data…

Computer

An electronic device for storing and processing data

Hardware

Physical parts of a computer

Hardware

Boot

Operating System (OS)

Central Processing Unit (CPU)

The physical, touchable parts of a computer

A set of instructions that is activated when you turn on the c…

Software that communicates with computer hardware, distributes…

The brains of the computer. It processes everything from basic…

Hardware

The physical, touchable parts of a computer

Boot

A set of instructions that is activated when you turn on the c…