Classification of Digital Computer

Digital Computer is a machine or a device that helps to process any kind of information.

These are the devices through which we provide some input and get the output within a fraction of seconds.

– Personal computers/ Laptops/Notebooks – Smartphones – Digital Weighing Machine – Check-in Kishok at Airport – ATM Machine – Calculators

Real Life examples of digital computer

It can be categorized into:-   Analog Computers Digital Computers Hybrid Computers Each category is used for its own purpose and has its own significance.

Classification of Computers

Analog computers are mainly based on voltages and current with continuous electrical signals and display the output continuously.

1. Analog Computers

These computers store the data and perform calculations quite differently than digital computers which make use of symbolic representation.

These are generally slower in speed compared to digital computers. One of the examples is a thermometer.

Digital computers are computers that process data in binary forms ie.0’s and 1’s. The main benefit of digital computers is that they are quick and re-programmable.

2. Digital Computers

Hybrid computers are special purpose computer that has a combination of both Analog and digital computers.

3. Hybrid Computers

They are digital computer that accepts Analog signals and converts them to digital form. These are generally used for scientific applications, airplanes, and hospitals.

Some of the examples include electrocardiogram machines, ultrasound machines, and monitoring machines. Visit our blog to know about evolution of computers.