Example Computer Families
•Pentium 4 by Intel
•UltraSPARC III by Sun Microsystems
•The 8051 chip by Intel, used for embedded
•The Intel Corporation was formed in 1968.
•In 1970, Intel manufactured the first single-
chip CPU, the 4-bit 4004 for a Japanese
company to use in an electronic calculator.
•The 8088, a 16-bit CPU was chosen as the CPU
for the original IBM PC.
•A series of backward compatible chips (80286,
386, 486, Pentium, Pentium Pro and Pentium
II, III and 4) followed.
Intel Computer Family (1)
The Intel CPU family. Clock speeds are
measured in MHz (megahertz) where 1 MHZ is
1 million cycles/sec.