A company is designing a new low-power processor to be used in a smartwatch. The processor contains a control unit. Describe the role of the control unit in the processor.
A-Level 1.1.1 CPU Structure & Function
See And Believe is a company that specialises in computer-generated imagery (CGI) for films. Producing CGI requires lots of processing power and so the company has a large number of high-performance computers. Describe how each of these improves a processor’s performance: 1. fast clock speed 2. large cache memory
A processor contains a number of special registers. Name and describe three buses used to convey information between the special registers.
Von Neumann and array processor are different types of computer architecture. One feature of Von Neumann architecture is that instructions are executed in a linear sequence. Give three other features.