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Describe the use of the ALU.
The ALU is tasted with performing arithmetic and logic operations required during the execute part of the fetch-execute cycle, as directed by the control unit.
Describe the use of the control unit.
The control unit coordinates processor actions during the fetch-execute cycle to ensure that all operations are carried out in the correct order at the correct time.
Describe the use of the registers.
Registers are extremely small but fast to access individual storage areas on the processor.
Describe the use of the data bus.
The data bus carries data from main memory to the processor and from the processor to main memory.
Describe the use of the address bus.
The address bus carries memory access details to reference that particular cell for access.
Describe the use of the control bus.
The control bus contains a set of disconnected lines each performing a particular function.