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#1 mianihsanshah   User is offline

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computer has 24-bit address lines .What is maximum amount of memory

Posted 16 April 2011 - 01:28 PM

Suppose your computer has a processor with 24-bit address lines. What is maximum amount of memory that can be attached in your system? (Show the step(s) for calculation of maximum addressable memory)
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Re: computer has 24-bit address lines .What is maximum amount of memory

Posted 16 April 2011 - 01:29 PM

By "attached" do you mean "addressed" by the system?


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Re: computer has 24-bit address lines .What is maximum amount of memory

Posted 17 April 2011 - 05:10 AM

So, what's the max value of a 24bit integer?

Don't know how you'd "show the steps". Perhaps you could just keep doubling.
e.g.
Bit       Size
 1           2
 2           4
 3           8
 4          16


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Re: computer has 24-bit address lines .What is maximum amount of memory

Posted 17 April 2011 - 12:24 PM

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with 24-bit address lines

Well if this is a serial type processor then EACH address line has packets of 24bits so, the more address lines that you have then the more ram you can have......

I think your question should read:

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with 24 address lines


or:

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with 24, 24bit address lines


serial data specification example:

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handshake (4bits)
address of packet (24bits)
data of packet (24bits)
parity (8bits)

wait for next packet

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Re: computer has 24-bit address lines .What is maximum amount of memory

Posted 17 April 2011 - 02:50 PM

well the maximum addressable memory is 2^24 numbered from 0 to 2^24-1, since you have 24 address lines each one capable of carrying 1 bit.

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