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numerical processing unit (coprocessor) (NPU)

The task of coprocessors is to relieve the central processing unit( CPU) of computationally intensive operations and thus increase the computing speed. A Numerical Processing Unit (NPU) is such a coprocessor, which relieves the CPU of computationally intensive floating-point operations. In the early years of microprocessor technology, NPU units were independent computing units that were later integrated into microprocessors.

Englisch: numerical processing unit (coprocessor) - NPU
Updated at: 02.10.2017
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Links: task, central processing unit (CPU), central processing unit (CPU), coprocessor (CP), indium (In)
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