Computer Hardware Systems - How a Computer really works:

(In Several Related Steps)


What does a Processor really do?

  • Realizing that it does not stand alone, it cannot do anything without Software as a "Operating System".
  • Where does "Digital" fit in to this picture? (i.e. "0's" and "1's").

  • And just what is the significance to 8-bit, 16-bit, 32-bit, and 64-bit Processors?
  • Let's Design a new CPU the way we want it to be.

  • We can even make our own codes.
  • Where does Memory fit into the picture?

  • We need a place for our "Operating System", as well as for Data-Storage.
  • How can we start moving data around?

  • How many ways can we do this?
  • What are some of the conventional Addressing Modes?

  • Before groups define them their way.
  • How can one CPU "Emulate" another CPU?

  • Can a "lessor CPU" emulate a "more powerful" one?
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