Intel 4004/4040

4004/4040 ► 8008


Intel 4004 Die Shot © Intel
Intel 4004 Die Shot © Intel

The Intel 4004 is a 4-bit (CPU) released by Intel Corporation in 1971. The design was completed in January 1971 by Intel and made commercially available in March 1971 to Busicom Corp. for which it was originally designed and built as a custom chip. In mid-November of the same year, with the prophetic ad "Announcing a new era in integrated electronics", the 4004 was made commercially available to the general market. The 4004 was history’s second monolithic CPU fully integrated in one chip (preceded only by the TMS 1000). Such a feat of integration was made possible by the use of then-new silicon gate technology allowing a higher number of transistors and a faster speed than was possible before. The 4004 microprocessor was one of 4 chips constituting the MCS-4 chip-set, which included the 4001 ROM, 4002 RAM, and 4003 Shift Register. With these components, microcomputers with varying amounts of memory and I/O facilities could be built. 

Intel 4004

Intel C4004

 

Type Central processing unit / CPU
Family Intel 4004
CPU part number C4004
Introduction 11/15/1971
Manufacturing Date ?
Package 16-pin CerDIP
Dimensions n/a
Manufacturing process 10000 nm
Transistors 2300
Frequency 0.74 MHz
Data width 4 Bit
Floating Point Unit (FPU) None
Power consumption 0.5 Watt
Vcore 15 Volt

 


Intel 4040

The Intel 4040 microprocessor was the successor to the Intel 4004. It was introduced in 1974. The 4040 employed a 10 μm silicon gate enhancement load PMOS technology, was made up of 3,000 transistors and could execute approximately 60,000 instructions per second.

Intel P4040

Type Central processing unit / CPU
Family Intel 4040
CPU part number P4040
Introduction 1974
Manufacturing Date 38th week of 1980
Package 24-pin PDIP
Dimensions n/a
Manufacturing process 10000 nm
Transistors 3000
Frequency 740 KHz
Data width 4 Bit
Floating Point Unit (FPU) None
Power consumption <1 Watt
Vcore 15 Volt

Unlisted models:

  • Intel 4004: D4004, P4004
  • Intel 4040: C4040, D4040

 

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