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control bus

The control bus is part of the system bus of a computer

. The control bus is connected to the processor's control

unit, the memory

and the input/output units and transmits the signalsbidirectionally

that arerequired to control the data transfer

.

Basic concept of system

Basic concept of system

bus This includes bus request, interrupts, handshaking etc. The control bus has lines to indicate the direction of transfer, whether data is being read or written, and lines to distinguish between the memory and input/output units.

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