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    32-bit microprossor
    16 bit external data bus driven by an 8 MHz input clock
    bus cycle: minimum duration equals 4 input clock cycles

    What is the maximum data transfer rate across the bus that this microprocessor can sustain in bytes?

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    This is a common bandwidth question, but with a twist: "a bus cycle whose minimum duration equals four input clock cycles".

    The fact that this microprocessor is 32-bit is unnecessary info for this question.

    The info we really need is the external bus width (16-bit), the CPU clock speed (8MHz), and the fact that the external bus clock cycle ...

    Solution Summary

    Data transfer rates are examined. The minimum duration equals an input clock cycle is determined.