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Processor Tutorial
INTERNAL COMPONENTS OF A PROCESSOR
DIFF. ARCHITECTURES
CISC
RISC
VON NEUMANN ARCHITECTURE
HARVARD ARCHITECTURE
ENDIANNESS
CLOCK FREQUENCY
PROCESSOR PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT
MODERN ARCHITECTURE IMPROVEMENTS
IMPORTANT TERMS
HOW INSTRUCTIONS ARE FORMED?
MEMORY
 

 

 

HARVARD ARCHITETURE:

In this memory is divided into 2 parts: data and instructions. In pure Harvard architecture there were 2 memories for data and instruction. Instruction memory is for storing instructions only. Many DSPs (Digital Signal Processors) are modified Harvard architectures which is designed to access 3 distinct memory areas simultaneously: the program instructions, the signal data samples, and the filter coefficients.

 

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