(Solved):A CPU has 16 bit addresses. The cache has 16 blocks, 16 bytes each, and uses fully associative mapping. (a) What sizes (in bits) are needed for the tag field of an address? View Answer…

 

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A CPU has 16 bit addresses. The cache has 16 blocks, 16 bytes each, and uses fully associative mapping. (a) What sizes (in bits) are needed for the tag field of an address?

 

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Associative mapping is a more flexible mapping technique. In fully associative mapping technique memory address is partitioned into only two fields: the tag field and the offset field.

When the physical address size is 16 bits, the cache

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