hip) Pronounced "S-O-C." An electronic system on a single chip. A system-on-chip (SoC) typically includes a CPU along with graphics and other processing components. For example, a smartphone SoC would include the processor cores, graphics, USB, audio and camera processing. In this case, only radio and power management chips are required to provide a three-chip solution.
RAM may be included in an SoC; however, RAM is generally a separate chip such as in a package on package (PoP) module. A system-on-chip (SoC) may also contain a microcontroller rather than a single-chip processor.
The more functions contained within a single chip, the more systems can be miniaturized for handheld use with an ancillary reduction in power. See mobile platform
, system in package
, package on package
enter) A facility SOC monitors human and vehicle access within a building or complex. An information technology SOC monitors the hardware, software and networks in an organization.