Requirements of a processor

Interpret the instruction, decompose the required functionality and delegate to:

  • datapath
  • memory
  • IO

To different components what needs to be done, according to what instruction declares.

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Perform the following operations:

  • Arithmetic
  • Logical
  • Memory

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