CIE A-level Computer Science: Processor fundamentals - CPU Architecture

Learning objectives

  • show understanding of the basic Von Neumann model
  • show understanding of the roles carried out by registers
  • show understanding of the roles carried out by the Arithmetic and Logic Unit (ALU), Control Unit and system clock
  • show understanding of how data are transferred between various components of the computer system using the address bus, data bus and control bus
  • show understanding of how the bus width and clock speed are factors that contribute to the performance of the computer system
  • show understanding of the need for ports
  • describe the stages of the fetch-execute cycle
  • show understanding of ‘register transfer’ notation
  • describe how interrupts are handled
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