EPP Test revision

EPP Test revision - PROGRAM COUNTER: It's a register in the...

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Ÿ -1PROGRAM COUNTER: It’s a register in the computer processor which indicates where the computer is in its sequence of instructions. Ÿ STACK: An abstract data type and data structure based on the concept of Last In First Out (LIFO).\ Ÿ ACCUMULATOR: In a computer CPU, it’s a register in which arithmetic and logic results are scored. Ÿ ARITHMETIC LOGIC UNIT: it’s a digital circuit in a computer that performs arithmetic and logic operations. It is a fundamental part of the CPU. Ÿ BUS: A subsystem that transfers data between computer components inside a computer or between computers. It can logically connect several peripherals over the same set of wires. Ÿ SERIES: Bit at a time. 2 wires send all data. Ÿ Parallel: Bits sent simultaneously. Timing problems limit distance. Ÿ Register: A small amount of storage available on the CPU whose contents can be accessed more quickly than storage available elsewhere. They provide the fastest way for a CPU to access data. Ÿ BUFFER: It’s a region of memory used to temporarily hold data while it is being moved from one place to another. Ÿ RAM: it’s a type of a computer data storage. It takes the form of integrated circuits that allow the stored data to be accessed in any order. So any piece of data can be returned in a constant time, regardless of its physical location and whether or not it is related to the previous piece of data. it’s a volatile memory where the information is lost once the power is switched off.
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Ÿ ROM: it’s a class of storage media used in computers and other electronic devices. Data stored in the ROM cannot be easily or quickly modified, it is usually used to
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course EPP 19-101 taught by Professor Markkieler during the Spring '08 term at Carnegie Mellon.

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EPP Test revision - PROGRAM COUNTER: It's a register in the...

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