This “Systems Architecture” student workbook is ideal for students, non-specialist teachers, NQTs any anyone who wants to learn more about Systems Architecture, to gain confidence in the OCR GCSE (9-1) in Computer Science (J276) 1.1. Systems Architecture specification. Can be used in the classroom as a teaching aid, for self-study or as a revision tool.
This 26 page PDF which covers the theory and includes ready-to-use tasks and even includes the answers.
Table of Contents:
- Systems Architecture
- The purpose of the CPU
- Von Neumann Architecture
- Memory Address Register (MAR)
- Memory Data Register (MDR)
- Program Counter (PC)
- Accumulator (AC)
- Common CPU Components
- Arithmetic / Logic unit (ALU)
- Control unit (CU)
- The Fetch-Execute cycle
- How common characteristics of CPUs affect their performance
- Clock speed
- Cache size
- Number of cores
- Purpose of embedded systems
- Examples of embedded systems
OCR Systems Architecture
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