ARM610 microchip, 1992

Made:
1992 in Cambridge

Prototype ARM610 microchip, manufactured by Advance RISC Machines Limited, Cambridge, England, 1992.

The ARM610 is a microprocessor designed by British Company ARM, and first sold in 1992. The ARM610’s low energy consumption and impressive computing power for its time made it ideal for use in handheld devices such as the Apple Newton. ARM’s range of RISC microprocessors was widely used in other portable devices, most notably smartphones which benefitted from their combination of powerful computer processing and low energy consumption they offered.

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Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
2014-92/1
Materials:
electronic components and silicon
type:
microchip
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Donated by ARM Limited

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