functional unit


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functional unit

[¦fəŋk·shən·əl ′yü·nət]
(computer science)
The part of the computer required to perform an elementary process such as an addition or a pulse generation.

functional unit

A subsystem of the central processing unit of a computer. E.g. arithmetic and logic unit, memory address register, barrel shifter, register file.
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Lower Bound to the Number of Functional Units. In conventional scheduling it is sufficient to provide at least one functional unit of each required functional unit type to ensure that a schedule exists.
The system on-chip (SoC) that is performed is actually an internal network (NoC) of functional units that have the task to receive raw data from the sensors and to transfer them in useful information as much as possible.
Beginning with the organizational mission and using a goal and objective supporting that goal, look for possible clients by choosing a functional unit that has been assigned the selected organizational objective.
The ratio between functional range and functional unit (FR/FU) is 1:18.4.
Since the opcode guarantees that only the lower portion of the adder is needed, the top part of the functional unit can be disabled.
For activities performed by the elderly as well as the skier, however, there is far more effective "real life" exercise protocol than isolating the quadriceps, such as developing the quadriceps along with the hamstrings and gluteals as a functional unit.
A paraprofessional would be more likely to be serving as a functional unit and/or clerical staff supervisor rather than creating or receiving/processing items.
And it seems that these tenants no longer consider their leased space an "investment." Instead, it is thought of as a "functional unit for conducting business."
A crisis official is designated for each functional unit within the organization.
By 1881, the top of the hierarchy consisted of Gait, Berlin, New Hamburg, Waterloo and Preston, with only one functional unit separating New Hamburg (86) and Waterloo (85).
People "on loan" to a concurrent engineering design team may not be associated with a functional unit.
"It is important that older adults maintain their personal independence and provide them with an environment where they can develop social relationships and recreational activities." In addition, the Geriatrics Functional Unit offers a comprehensive service with geriatric doctors in consultation and hospitalization, the latter has ten functional beds for patients over 75 years of age and who require permanent care.

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