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What Is a System-on-Chip (SoC)?

You may hear about the “ system-on-chip “ (SoC) design with so much talk these days about Apple M1 chips and smartphones. But what are SoCs, and how are they different from processors and microprocessors? We’ll explain.

A brief definition of system-on-chip

A system-on-chip is an integrated circuit that combines many elements of a computer system into a single chip. An SoC always contains at least one processor. Still, it can also handle memory, some controllers like USB system memory, peripheral controllers (for USB, storage)…

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Jakub Jirak

Jakub Jirak

I review and talk about tech. Freelance Full Stack Engineer who helps QA to automate their processes effectively.