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qaisarpk1 • May 27, 2009

8 bit processor

what is mean by 8bit,16bit, 32bit microprocessor.what is describing this bit size. plz explain in detail
RajdeepCE • May 27, 2009
The size describes the capacity of microprocessor to perform the arithmatic & logical operations. It means that 8-bit microprocessor can do arithmetic & logical operations directly on 8-bit numbers, but it cant perform such operations on 16-bit numbers. Similarly, 16-bit & 32-bit microprocessor can do perform such operation on 16 bit & 32 bit numbers respectively.
RajdeepCE • May 27, 2009
And one more thing I forgot to tell is that the size of microprocessor registers are fixed and is describe by the 8-bit, 16-bit, or 32-bit. Or we can say more generally that this size describes the length of the accumalator.

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