What does the word 8 bit processor mean?

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In computer architecture, 8-bit integers, memory addresses, or other data units are those that are at most 8 bits (1 octet) wide. Also, 8-bit CPU and ALU architectures are those that are based on registers, address buses, or data buses of that size. Eight-bit CPUs normally use an 8-bit data bus and a 16-bit address bus which means that their address space is limited to 64 KBs. This is not a "natural law", however, so there are exceptions. The first widely adopted 8-bit microprocessor was the Intel 8080, being used in many smart cards[citation needed] and hobbyist computers of the late 1970s and early 1980s, often running the CP/M operating system. The Zilog Z80 (compatible with the 8080) and the Motorola 6800 were also used in similar computers. The Z80 and the MOS Technology 6502 8-bit CPUs were widely used in home computers and game consoles of the 70s and 80s. Many 8-bit CPUs or microcontrollers are the basis of today's ubiquitous embedded systems. There are 28 (256) possible values for 8 bits.(in binary) About 55% of all CPUs sold in the world are 8-bit microcontrollers or microprocessors http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8-bit
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What is the difference between 8 bit 16 bit and 32 bit processor?

The internal parts like registers and ALU use data in 8-bits in a 8 nit processor and so in a 16 bit and 32 bit processor the use 32 bit data.....the BUS which carries data fr

Is the Intel Pentium II an 8-bit processor?

No, it is a 32-bit processor in the sense of using 32-bit virtual addresses and having 32-bit general purpose registers and ALU that operates on those 32-bit GPRs. It does fea

What word is a 64-bit processor?

8bit 16 bits 32 bits and 64 bits and 128 bits imply a broadside [parallel] output of that many bits of digital information on a buss output. these bits represent a word output

What still uses 8 and 16 bit processors?

Embedded processors still use 8 and 16 bit, especially if it's legacy hardware being supported. General purpose desktops have been 32 or 64 bit for awhile.
In Computer Hardware

Why 16-bit processor is used to process 8-bit data?

Most kinds of data is organised into 8-bit blocks, so a processor of any bit width (4, 8, 16, 32, 64, etc) will need to be able to handle 8-bit (byte-wise) data.
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How many words can 8 bits and 16 bits processors transmit at a time?

An 8 bit processor can transmit one letter at a time. In the ASCII code, each of the first 127 combinations of bits has a special standard meaning. The last 127 is given a spe
In Software Engineering

What does it mean for a computer to have a 16-bit processor?

When you say that a computer has a 16 bit processor, you mean that the fundamental data size of the accumulator and registers is 16 bits. Examples of 16 bit processors include
In Intel 8085

Why 8085 is 8 bit processor?

Because the bus size is 8 bit.. There are multiple answers to this.. One may say that the processor is capable of processing 8 bits of data at a time so its an 8 bit pro