ALU stands for “Arithmetic and Logic Unit”.
As it becomes pretty clear by the name, ALU is that part of the CPU ( central processing unit ) that deals with Arithmetic and Logic operations.
- ALU is a complex circuit that resides in the CPU ( the central processing unit ).
- In some processors, ALU is divided into two units, the AU known as the Arithmetic Unit , and the LU which is known as the Logic Unit.
Now that you know what an ALU actually is,lets get started with building a simple ALU that performs basic AND , OR operations . 🙂