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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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.
The functional units located along both sides of the main commercial thoroughfare and its adjacent streets were mainly considered for recording.
Since the opcode guarantees that only the lower portion of the adder is needed, the top part of the functional unit can be disabled.
Wall sits" offer no real benefit simply because they do not involve the gluteals, hamstrings and quadriceps as a functional unit.
The administrative organization of technical services--as opposed to the administrative organization of public or readers' services--integrates related operations and techniques which may include several or all of the functional units of selection, acquisitions, cataloging and classification, physical processing, binding and repairs, and circulation (Tauber, 1954, pp.
At the bottom, Roseville and St Agatha had only one functional unit each.
Employees require negotiating skills for working across boundaries of the team's functional units.
This book covers eight specific forest products: functional unit, systems boundaries, renewable nature of the resources and final material, renewable nature of the energy consumed, solid waste management practices, carbon sequestering, allocation issues - processes, recycling and co-products, and interpretation of results.
A functional unit may make no assumptions regarding its order of invocation with respect to any other functional unit within a clock phase.
The new ELF meters combine many of the previously separate features into one functional unit, reducing the need to buy various units.
the subject of this public contract is the supply of equipment that will be used to create a functional unit for the production of coal.

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