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data bus

A data bus is part of the system bus of a computer.

Basic concept of the system bus

Basic concept of the system bus

It is a structure in which data is simultaneously transferred between the central processing unit( CPU), hardware components, registers, memories, caches and peripheral devices in parallel form. The data bus width is oriented to the data word width of the central processing unit. Therefore, there are data buses that transfer a data word width of 8, 16, 32 or 64 bits in parallel.

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Englisch: data bus
Updated at: 02.11.2008
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Links: data, bus, system bus, computer, central processing unit (CPU)
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