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List out the key properties used to characterize and evaluate storage units of
Explain the difference between volatile and non-volatile memory.
example of each type of memory.
38. Explain the difference among random access, pseudo-random access, and sequential
access storage units. Give an example of each type of storage unit.
39. Differentiate between a bit, a byte, and a word.
40. What is a memory address? Describe with an example.
41. Explain the difference between an address and the contents of an address.
42. Explain the key difference between memory read and write operations.
43. Explain why is it advantageous to have more number of bits per word instead of
having more words of shorter length in the memory architecture of a computer system?
Distinguish between word-addressable and character-addressable computers.
Discuss their relative advantages and disadvantages.
45. How many bytes will be required to store the. word 'MEMORY' in (a) a characteraddressable computer, (b) a word-addressable computer having word-length of 64 bits?
46. Name some of the commonly used units for stating memory capacity. Also state
the total number of characters each unit is roughly equivalent to.
47. A computer has 512 MB of memory. How many characters can be stored in its
memory at a time?
48. Is it possible to enhance the existing memory capacity of a computer system? If no,
explain why. If yes, explain how. 49. Differentiate between static and dynamic RAMs. Which one is commonly used for
the main memory of most computers?
50. What is a ROM? Why is it so called? Give few typical uses of ROM.
51. What is a microprogram? Give an example of a microprogram that is a good
candidate for storage in the ROM of a computer system.
52. Differentiate between manufacturer-programmed and user-programmed ROMs.
53. Differentiate between PROM and EPROM.
54. Differentiate between UVEPROM and EEPROM. In which case is it easier to alter
stored information and why?
55. What is a flash memory? Why is it so called? G...
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