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Coprocessor: Definition, Uses and Importance in IT

 A coprocessor is an electronic circuit that is responsible performing specialized functions in conjunction with the main processor, providing basic operation.

A coprocessor is an additional processor unit or entirely different circuit designed to supplement a computer’s central processing unit (CPU).

Its core functionality is to offload other CPU-intensive tasks from the CPU to achieve accelerated system performance, allowing the CPU to focus on essential system tasks.

There are different types of coprocessors available to perform unique tasks – from interface I/O or encryption, to string processing, floating point arithmetic and signal processing.

Mehmet S. Kaya
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