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Data, Address and Control buses connect all of the 'subsystems' of a computer. Address+Data+Control will connect the processor chip to external Memory and Peripheral Interfaces which will be contained in separate modules or chips on a laptop, desktop PC or server motherboard. Peripheral Interfaces are the electronics which talk to the physical world, such ...


Quick answer is yes, you should always take into consideration ESD risks. You should have an ESD protected surface and a ground strap (there is some argument for ESD protection gloves, but you don't see them in use much, at least I haven't seen them used much in industry). The ground mat (like this one: Maplin anti-static mat) is the most important bit ...

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