The connections between the CPU and memory which carry the address from/to which the CPU wishes to read or write. The number of bits of address bus determines the maximum size of memory which the processor can access.
See also data bus.
- Address resolution protocol
address resolution protocol networking, protocol (ARP) A method for finding a host’s Ethernet address from its Internet address. The sender broadcasts an ARP packet containing the Internet address of another host and waits for it (or some other host) to send back its Ethernet address. Each host maintains a cache of address translations to reduce […]
- Address resolution
address resolution networking Conversion of an Internet address into the corresponding physical address (Ethernet address). This is usually done using Address Resolution Protocol. The resolver is a library routine and a set of processes which converts hostnames into Internet addresses, though this process in not usually referred to as resolution. See DNS. (1996-04-09)
- Address space
address space operating system, architecture The range of addresses which a processor or process can access, or at which a device can be accessed. The term may refer to either physical address or virtual address. The size of a processor’s address space depends on the width of the processor’s address bus and address registers. Each […]
- Address to
a speech or written statement, usually formal, directed to a particular group of persons: the president’s address on the state of the economy. a direction as to the intended recipient, written on or attached to a piece of mail. the place or the name of the place where a person, organization, or the like is […]