Keywords - Computing Hardware

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BinaryA system of numbers using only two digits 0 and 1 (also called the base 2 system), unlike the decimal (or denary) system in everyday use that uses ten (base-10).
Control UnitThe control unit works with the CPU to control the flow of data within the system.
ALUThe ALU performs all of the arithmetic and logical operations within the CPU.
Random Access Memory (RAM)Main memory of a computer that stores data, applications and the operating system whilst in use. When the power is turned of RAM loses its data.
Cache memorySpecial high speed memory used by a computer.
Flash memorySolid-state memory used as low cost secondary storage in portable devices and as removable memory.
Solid-state Technology based on electronics with no moving parts, for example transistors and capacitors as used in memory chips.