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What I am trying to prove it here is the bit size of a processor means the width of ALU not the data bus width!! is that correct definition for bit size of processor?
like 8-bit processor means - 8bit ALU inbuild
16-bit processor - 16bit ALU
or other way, An N-bit processor...
1. the bit size of a processor means the ALU width?? and ALU width is the same width as the CPU's internal registers!!
2. the "size" of a processor is not really the width of its data bus? For example, the 8088 was a 8 bit bus version of the 8086, but both were considered "16 bit"...
Thank you for the reply.
1. Yes internal data bus width is same as register bit width.
means the processor size and ALU size are same? if 16 bit processor ALU can process data in the range 0-65535 ?
correct me if I am wrong!
1. Can anyone explain what is the meaning of an N-bit processor?
whether its data bus width is N-bits or its the width of the internal general purpose data register?
2. How can you link a N-bit processor with processor ALU? whether its ALU width is N-bits?
Thanks in advance.