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Picking apart the circuits in the ARM1 – the ancestor of your smartphone's brain

Stephen 24
WTF?

I've always wanted to know

Can an experienced engineer look at a chip design photo/schematic and see how it "works" or do they have to drill down to the details and follow the paths? Are there common "patterns" that repeat across chips & manufacturers or is each chip unique?

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