What is Computer Hardware?
Computer Mother board
BIOS and CMOS Firmware
PCMCIA/ PC Cards
IRQs, and I/O Addresses
Cables, and Connectors
PC Power Supplies
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Computer(ACPI Multiprocessor PC)
Floppy disk controllers
IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
Mice and other pointing devices
Other devices(Video Controller(VGA Compatible)
Ports(COM & LPT)
Sound, video and game controllers
Universal Serial Bus controllers
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What are the differences between hardware and software?
Can a computer run without software?
Can a computer run without hardware?
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What is this job like?
Computer hardware engineers research, design, develop, test, and oversee the installation of computer hardware. Computer hardware includes computer chips, circuit boards, systems, modems, keyboards, and printers. (Computer software engineers design the programs to run computers.)
Computer hardware engineers are much like electronics engineers, but work only with computers. The rapid advances in computers are a result of their work. To keep up, these workers must stay up to date on what they know.
How do you get ready?
Getting into engineering school requires a strong background in math and science, and courses in English, social studies, and computers. Some schools prepare an engineer to get a job upon graduation while others prepare an engineer for graduate school. It is a good idea to research the school before you attend.
Engineers should be creative, curious, and be able to analyze and pay attention to detail. They should be able to work as part of a team, so people skills are important.
How many jobs are there?
The number of computer hardware engineers is pretty small compared with other computer-related workers. They held about 74,700 jobs in 2008. Many worked in the computer and electronic product manufacturing industry, and some worked in the computer systems design industry.
What about the future?
The number of computer hardware engineers is expected to grow slower than the average for all occupations through 2018. More people will need computers and related products made by these engineers, but some of these products will come from foreign countries.
Are there other jobs like this?
Computer and information systems managers
Where can you find more information?
Computer Hardware Engineers are responsible for researching, designing, developing, and testing the computer hardware as well as supervising production and installation.
What is hardware?
Who develops the latest sleek laptop design?
Who creates faster and better interior parts such as sound boards and video boards?
As computer technology advances, computer hardware engineers are responsible for maximizing a computer’s power and memory in the smallest space possible.
Computer hardware engineers usually work in research laboratories that build and test various types of computer models. Most work in high-tech manufacturing firms. Some work in computer systems design firms, research and development firms, or for the federal government.
Computer Hardware can be all of the following: computer chips, circuit boards, internal computer systems, as well as other important computer parts such as keyboards, modems, and printers.
Computer hardware engineers design and develop computer hardware, such as computer chips, circuit boards, modems, and printers. They also test hardware and supervise its installation.
Computer Hardware Engineers work closely with other engineers, technicians, scientists and top-level managers. They often function as part of a team, but occasionally some of their work is done independently. Computer Hardware Engineers usually work in offices that are comfortable, well lighted and air conditioned. They may also spend time in well equipped laboratories, manufacturing facilities, classrooms or customer worksites.
Computer Hardware Engineers usually work a 5-day, 40-hour week. Evening and weekend work may be necessary to complete projects. Additional time may also be spent studying technical journals, attending seminars or taking training in order to keep up with changing technology affecting the field. Out-of-town travel may be necessary for Computer Hardware Engineers who work as consultants.
Electric & Electronic Circuits
Discrete & Continuous Time Systems
Electromechanical Energy Conversion
Communication Theory Lab
Analysis of Control Systems
Electromagnetic Fields & Waves
Control System Design
Transmission & Radiation
Physical Properties of Electronic Devices