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AQA GCSE (8525) SLR 01 – Systems architecture

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This topic covers:

3.4.5 Systems architecture

  • Explain the role and operation of main memory and the following major components of a central processing unit (CPU) within the Von Neumann architecture:
    arithmetic logic unit
    control unit
  • Explain the effect of the following on the performance of the CPU:
    clock speed
    number of processor cores
    cache size
  • Understand and explain the Fetch-Execute cycle.
  • Understand the term embedded system and explain how an embedded system differs from a non-embedded system.

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