What is bus?
Bus is a set of signal pathway that allow information and signal and travel between components inside or outside a computer. For example, a bus carries data between a CPU and the system memory via the motherboard.
Types of Computer Bus
There are a variety of buses found inside the computer.
- Data Bus: The data bus allows data to travel back and forth between the microprocessor (CPU) and memory (RAM).
- Address Bus: The address bus carries information about the location of data in memory.
- Control Bus: The control bus carries the control signals that make sure everything is flowing smoothly from place to place.
- Expansion Bus: If your computer has expansion slots, there’s an expansion bus. Messages and information pass between your computer and the add-in boards you plug in over the expansion bus.
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