Basic Architecture Of The Computer.

Q3. Briefly explain the basic architecture of the computer.
Ans. The basic structure or architecture is shown as:

  1. Input Unit: The input unit is formed by the input devices attached to the computer. Examples of input devices and media are: Keyboard, mouse, Magnetic Ink Character Reader (MICR).
  2. Central Processing Unit: TheCPU is the control center of for a computer. It guides, directs and governs its performance. Two components of CPU are Control Unit (CU) and Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU).
  3. Output Unit: The output unit is formed by the output devices attached to the computer. Some popular output devices are VDU (Visual Display Unit), printer, plotter.
  4. The Memory: The memory of a computer is more like a predefined working place, where it temporarily keeps information and data to facilitate its performance.

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