A processor can support a maximum memory of 4 GB where the memory is word addressable a word consists of two bytes The size of the address bus of the processor is at least bits Gate cs 2016

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A processor can support a maximum memory of 4 GB, where the memory is word-addressable (a word consists of two bytes). The size of the address bus of the processor is at least ______ bits Gate-cs-2016

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Answer is 31 bits

Explanation: Maximum Memory = 4GB = 232 bytes
Size of a word = 2 bytes
Therefore, Number of words = 232 / 2 = 231
So, we require 31 bits for the address bus of the processor.


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