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Assigned reading: Britton chapter 1.
Lead into the rapidly growing field of embedded programming and robotics.
Who has a robot at home? ( Think hard )
Architecture: Defined by the instruction set. Examples: MIPS, x86 family, 68k family, ARM, PowerPC, VAX, etc.
MIPS - Microprocessor without Interlocking Pipeline Stages.
MIPS processor: Originally used in Unix workstations, now mainly used in small devices. ( Play Station, routers, printers, robots, cameras )