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An Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU) normally contains a number of multiplexer circuits. How many of these might you expect to find in an ALU in a modern CPU chip, and what is their purpose?

Asked by Walodchy (7points) July 23rd, 2015

Just to clarify the question

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ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

FYI, We don’t do homework here.

Realize that an ALU needs to be fed instructions (opcodes) and that they will need to be decoded. This question is also somewhat dated.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Also look at the block diagram of a pipeline

The ALU itself can be depicted as multiplexers along with adders…

Walodchy's avatar

Hi, this is not Homework, it’s question from past exam. I do post here when I have problem or not sure about answer, Thanks.

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