Address Translation

Q1. Explain Address Translation.

Ans. Address generated by CPU is divided into:

(a) Page Number (p)

The page number is used as an index into a page table. The page table contains the base address of each page in physical memory.

(b) Page Offset (d)

The base address is combined with the page offset to define the physical memory address that is sent to the memory unit.

Paging Hardware

Figure: Paging Hardware

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