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insulator [2006/03/21 21:00]
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-One of the basic set of commands, or instructions, ​that a microprocessor understandsOne of the principal characteristics ​that separates RISC from CISC microprocessors ​is the size of the instruction setRISC microprocessors have relatively small instruction sets whereas CISC processors have relatively large instruction sets.+Insulators are materials ​that do not allow charge to flow through themThey block the flow of electrons. All the materials ​that can be charged by rubbing are insulators. This is because if you tried to charge a conductor by rubbing it, the charge would immediately run away through you to the earth. Howeverif you charge up an insulator, the charge just stays there. It would be difficult to get it off. Insulators are the opposite of conductors. Also see semi-conductor.
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