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what exactly is firmware?

Old 01-17-02, 11:31 PM
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what exactly is firmware?

i have heard this term alot but am wondering what the exact definition is?
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Old 01-18-02, 12:16 AM
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It's the programming that goes into a chip. Sometimes you can change it by "flashing" an update. So it's not really hardware and it's not really software. It's kind of the wiring of a chip but it's being done by loading a new set of instructions into the chip.

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