Word forms: (regular plural) arithmetic logic units
( Electrical engineering : Computing and control , Digital )
The arithmetic logic unit may be used to perform multiplication as well as addition.
An 8-bit arithmetic logic unit would have to execute four instructions to add two 32-bit numbers, while a 32-bit
ALU can do it in one instruction.
An arithmetic logic unit is a digital circuit used in computers to perform arithmetic and logic operations.
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