Memory Organization & Hierarchy

Organization of Memory Device

Organization of Memory Device Modern memory has the same basic configuration as magnetic core memory although the rings have been replaced with electronic memory cells such as the D-Latch. The cells are arranged so that each row represents a memory location where a binary value would be stored and the columns represent different bits of those …

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Memory-Processor Interfacing

Memory-Processor Interfacing The previous topic presented the input and output lines for a memory device. These lines are shared across all of the devices that communicate with the processor. If you look at the electrical traces across the surface of a motherboard, you should see collections of traces running together in parallel from the processor …

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Characteristic of Hard Drive

Characteristic of Hard Drive At the bottom of the hierarchy is long-term, high-capacity storage. This type of storage is slow making a poor choice for the processor to use for execution of programs and data access. It is, however, necessary to provide computer systems with high capacity, non-volatile storage. Hard drives are the most cost-effective …

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