In a digital computer, the signal paths that carry commands from the instruction decode logic to various different functional units such as the ALU, memory address register, memory data register and other buffers.
Named by analogy with the address bus and data bus, each of which carries a set of related signals, the signals carried by the control bus are more independant.
Some might include other signals such as timing (clock) and status under the term, further reducing its similarity to other busses.
noun 1. an administrative or operational center for a group of related activities: the control center for the new military offensive.
character (Or ETX, End of Text) The ASCII character with code 3. Control-C is the interrupt character used on many operating systems, including Unix and MS-DOS to abort a running program. Among BSD Unix hackers, the canonical humorous response to “Give me a break!” is “Control C”. [Jargon File] (1995-03-16)
noun, Computers. 1. a character in a data stream that signals the device receiving the data to perform a particular control function, as changing the line spacing on a printer from single to double-spaced.
noun, Statistics. 1. a chart on which observations are plotted as ordinates in the order in which they are obtained and on which control lines are constructed to indicate whether the population from which the observations are being drawn is remaining the same: used especially in industrial quality control. noun 1. (statistics) a chart on […]