Control unit (CU)
A control unit coordinates how data moves around a cpu. The control unit (CU) is a component of a computer's central processing unit (CPU) that directs operation of the processor. It tells the computer's memory, arithmetic/logic unit and input and output devices how to respond to a program's instructions.
- The control unit obtains data / instructions from memory
- Interprets / decodes the instructions into commands / signals
- Controls transfer of instructions and data in the CPU
- Coordinates the parts of the CPU
Major parts of a CPU
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OutlineGive a brief account. the function of the control unit.