Types of Computer
Since the invention of computers from first generation and fourth generation computers, they have been classified according to their types and how they operate that is input, process and output information. Below you will get a brief discussion on various types of Computers we have
Computer types can be divided into 3 categories according to electronic nature. Types of computers are classified according to how a particular Computer functions. These computer types are
· Analogue Computers
· Digital Computers
· Hybrid Computers
Analogue types of Computer uses what is known as analogue signals that are represented by a continuous set of varying voltages and are used in scientific research centers?, hospitals and flight centers
With analogue types of computer no values are represented by physical measurable quantities e.g. voltages. Analogue computer types program arithmetic and logical operations by measuring physical changes i.e. temperatures or pressure.
Digital Computer type
With these types of computers operation are on electrical input that can attain two inputs, states of ON=1 and state of OFF = 0. With digital type of computers data is represented by digital of 0 and 1 or off state and on state. Digital computer type recognizes data by counting discrete signal of (0 0r 1), they are high speed programmable; they compute values and stores results. After looking at the Digital computer type and how it functions will move to the third computer type as mentioned above.
Hybrid type of Computer
Hybrid computer types are very unique, in the sense that they combined both analogue and digital features and operations. With Hybrid computers operate by using digital to analogue converter and analogue to digital converter. By linking the two types of computer above you come up with this new computer type called Hybrid.
I hope this article on computer types gives you a basic
foundation of how computers are classified and how they operate. Next article
will focuses on computer sizes definition and characteristics,For more on Computer resources and related articles check out Computer Resource and if you found information relevant please help share these to as many people as possible whom you think would benefit from them
Computer TypesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Rated Best hubs to follow
- FTP – How File Transfer Protocol Transmit files
FTP allows you to transfer or share files over the network with only remote system that supports the file. It includes a client and server portion. The server ftp listen to a session initiation request from...
- How the VSAT Technology Works
The Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) is a satellite communications device that allows reliable data transmission via satellite using small antennas of 0.9 to 1.9 meters which is about 3.7 feet. VSAT is a...
- 8 benefits of using fibre optic cables
Over the years communication has been based on cables and more recently on sate light or the VSAT technology, but thingsare changing greatly and with the emergence of fibre optic cables being used in most...
- How Computers breaks data into data packets
Data Packet is the Basic Unit of Network Communication, Data is broken into small data packets that speed up the transmission of data across the network. Data packet allows easier recovery of errors. Without...
- Windows Server 2003 Active Directory tools
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 has got several directory command line tools. Many of these command line tools are more flexible and offer more option than the GUI tools and allow for easier task management....
- hp compaq Presario CQ50 Notebook PC specs review
Compaq Presario is one of the finest Notebooks HP has in the market. I have been using Compaq Presario for 1 year now, and I have come to like it a lot. compaq Presario notebook PC has three USB ports...
- supercomputers, micro computer , mini computers, and main frame computers
Computer sizes can be classified into 4 categories according to the support they offered namely super computers micro computers mini computer main frame computers Micro Computer System These are...
- Understanding C++ Programming Language
C++ is one of the Object Oriented Languages, other examples of these languages include, jaza, visual basic and many others Below are basic definitions you need to know as you start your journey into the...
- Computer history and generations
Understanding Computers and Computer history and generation just made simple
- Computer programming languages and generations
Programming languages are use to write application programs which are used by end users. The programming languages are generally used only by professional programmers to write programs. The development of...
- computer networking and communication guide
Computer networking and communications Network - refers to interconnection of system/computer with a view of sharing resources/communication purposes Why share resources? 1. Saving of cost Interconnected...
- Function of repeaters in a network
A repeater is the simplest facility used for network interconnection, whose major function is to receive a network signal from one LAN terminal cable segment and to regenerate and retransmit the signal as...
- Computer Hard Disc and DVD ROM Installation Procedure
After buying your Computer Hard Disc and DVD ROM you need to follow some procedure during the installation. Below are some of the computer hard drive installation procedure that you need to follow Shut...
- Characteristics of Computer motherboards Form Factors
There are many different types of Computer motherboards system that one needs to know. Below are some types of Computer motherboard form factors and their characteristics Computer Motherboard form factor:...
- Factors to consider when Upgrading Computer Processor
Computers processors sometimes may be upgraded to improve the performance of your computer, which includes the increase in the computer speed and faster accessibility of files and programs. When upgrading...
- Factors Affecting Computer Processor Performance
There so many factors that will affect the performance of your Computer processors. The faster the processors the faster your computer performance will be. Find out what factors contributes or affect the...
More by this Author
LOCAL AREA NETWORK DESIGN & IMPLEMENTATION (LAN) part 1 The first steps in designing a LAN (Local Area Network) are to established and document the goals of the design The design should aim at addressing the...
Topology is a characteristic of a Local Area Network. It is both the physical configuration of the cabling used to connect computers in the network, and the logical way in which the system views the structure of the...