Technical Question Bank: Microprocessor

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List of Technical Questions based on Microprocessor
  • The devices that provide the means for a computer to communicate with the user or other computers are referred to as:
  • The software used to drive microprocessor-based systems is called:
  • The circuits in the 8085A that provide the arithmetic and logic functions are called the:
  • How many buses are connected as part of the 8085A microprocessor?
  • The ________ ensures that only one IC is active at a time to avoid a bus conflict caused by two ICs writing different data to the same bus.
  • How many bits are used in the data bus?
  • The items that you can physically touch in a computer system are called:
  • Single-bit indicators that may be set or cleared to show the results of logical or arithmetic operations are the:
  • When referring to instruction words, a mnemonic is:
  • The technique of assigning a memory address to each I/O device in the computer system is called:
  • When was the first 8-bit microprocessor introduced?
  • What type of circuit is used at the interface point of an output port?
  • I/O mapped systems identify their input/output devices by giving them a(n) ________.
  • What type of circuit is used at the interface point of an input port?
  • The register in the 8085A that is used to keep track of the memory address of the next op-code to be run in the program is the:
  • The control bus and memories share a bidirectional bus in a typical microprocessor system.
  • All computer programs for a machine are called:
  • The 8085A is a(n):
  • Because microprocessor CPUs do not understand mnemonics as they are, they have to be converted to ________.
  • A register in the microprocessor that keeps track of the answer or results of any arithmetic or logic operation is the:
  • What is the difference between a mnemonic code and machine code?
  • Which bus is a bidirectional bus?
  • Which of the following buses is primarily used to carry signals that direct other ICs to find out what type of operation is being performed?
  • What kind of computer program is used to convert mnemonic code to machine code?
  • Which of the following are the three basic sections of a microprocessor unit?
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