All the processes in the digital world are the game of numbers. To manage all this process and providing the information is called theNumber System.

Most commonly used number system is the **Decimal Number **System (base 10). Which we have used in general life also. Other major number systems are the **Binary Number** System(base 2), **Octal Number** System(base 8), **Hexadecimal Number **System(base 16).

Remember, we have learned the first thing in our school was A to Z, अ, आ, इ, ई. Then we moved to words, sentences, paragraphs and so on.

It means to write any language we need a few standard basic symbols. These symbols or characters are collectively known as **Script or लिपि**. Like for the Hindi language was written in **देवनागरी** script. The same way for any number system there is a predefined script present which is known as the **base of the number system**.

## Decimal Number System

Decimal Number system has** **a** base** **10** number system. This includes **0 to 9 **digits. It means all the values written in the Decimal Number System would **contain 0 to 9 digits only**.

The value of these digits (0 to 9) will depend on the position of the digit. That’s why it is also known as a **positional value system**.

For example, consider three numbers *123, 213, 231*. Here we can see there are three numbers having the same digits but the value of these numbers are different.

**123:**the value of 1 is 100 (One hundred twenty-three)**213:**the value of 1 is 10 (Two hundred thirteen)**231:**the value of 1 is 1 (Two hundred thirty-one)

The value or weightage of each position can be understandable by the below image.

As we all know that in any computer system instructions have been passed through the electric signals. So while using Decimal Number System we have to 10 signals for single instructions, that is too complex. So, other number systems have been developed to make it easier to implement by **reducing the base**.

**Binary Number System**

The easiest way to resolve the above problem is by using the Binary Number System. Most of the technologies use this system. This number system works on **base 2**. Means only two numbers **0 and 1** used in this number system. That’s why it is called a Binary Number System.

- 0 = OFF
- 1 = ON

All the values would be defined using these two digits (0 and 1) in the Binary number system. Like the Decimal Number System, these are also using Positional Value System.

### Binary to Decimal

Suppose that any digital system received two signals like **101** and **010**. So we could get the actual value by using below method:

Each digit is called a unit of memory **bit** in Binary Number System. Computer memory is measured in terms of how many bits it can store.

### Decimal to Binary

## Octal Number System

Octal Number System has **base 8**. It contains digits from **0 to 7**. Likewise Decimal and Binary Number systems we can get decimal value from an Octal Value.

### Octal to Decimal

**Octal Value**: 672_{8}

672_{8} = (8^{2} x 6) + (8^{1} x 7) + (8^{0} x 2)

= 384 + 56 + 2

= 442_{10}

### Decimal to Octal

## Hexadecimal Number System

Hexadecimal Number System has **base 16**. It contains digits from **0 to 9** and **A to F**. Remember A=10, B=11, C=12 and so on.

### Hexadecimal to Decimal

**Hexadecimal Value**: 6F2_{16}

6F2_{16} = (16^{2} x 6) + (16^{1} x 15) + (16^{0} x 2)

= 1536 + 240 + 2

= 1778_{10}

### Decimal to Hexadecimal

## ASCII

Below are the complete set of letters and symbols used in any standard computer system.

- Lower Case Alphabets (a to z) : 26
- Upper Case Alphabets (A to Z) : 26
- Numeric Values (0 to 9) : 10
- Punctuation Marks(. , ; : – ” !) : 7
- Special Characters (like $ @ & etc) : approx 40

These computer systems are now used Globally all over the world. So, it is necessary that there should be a unique value assigned to each of the above letter or symbols.

As we know that all the data/information, instructions is stored on a computer in binary form. So, assigning a standard Binary Code to each of them has been done under the ASCII code. It stands for **American Standard Code for Information Interchange**.

Letter | ASCII Code | Binary | Letter | ASCII Code | Binary | |

a | 97 | 1100001 | A | 65 | 1000001 | |

b | 98 | 1100010 | B | 66 | 1000010 | |

c | 99 | 1100011 | C | 67 | 1000011 | |

d | 100 | 1100100 | D | 68 | 1000100 | |

e | 101 | 1100101 | E | 69 | 1000101 | |

f | 102 | 1100110 | F | 70 | 1000110 | |

g | 103 | 1100111 | G | 71 | 1000111 | |

h | 104 | 1101000 | H | 72 | 1001000 | |

i | 105 | 1101001 | I | 73 | 1001001 | |

j | 106 | 1101010 | J | 74 | 1001010 | |

k | 107 | 1101011 | K | 75 | 1001011 | |

l | 108 | 1101100 | L | 76 | 1001100 | |

m | 109 | 1101101 | M | 77 | 1001101 | |

n | 110 | 1101110 | N | 78 | 1001110 | |

o | 111 | 1101111 | O | 79 | 1001111 | |

p | 112 | 1110000 | P | 80 | 1010000 | |

q | 113 | 1110001 | Q | 81 | 1010001 | |

r | 114 | 1110010 | R | 82 | 1010010 | |

s | 115 | 1110011 | S | 83 | 1010011 | |

t | 116 | 1110100 | T | 84 | 1010100 | |

u | 117 | 1110101 | U | 85 | 1010101 | |

v | 118 | 1110110 | V | 86 | 1010110 | |

w | 119 | 1110111 | W | 87 | 1010111 | |

x | 120 | 1111000 | X | 88 | 1011000 | |

y | 121 | 1111001 | Y | 89 | 1011001 | |

z | 122 | 1111010 | Z | 90 | 1011010 |

### ISCII

The same way ISCII (Indian Standard Code for Information Interchange) has been developed to support Devanagari, Tamil, Bangla, Gujarati**, **etc.

## Microprocessor

Microprocessor is like a brain of Computer. It controls entire system on a single chip. The design and functioning on the microprocessors are different depending upon the machine type.

While selecting any computer system, be careful about below characteristics of Microprocessors:

- Clock Speed
- Word Size
- Instruction Set

### Clock Speed

Clock Speed defines the **speed of the microprocessor** at which it executes the instructions. Speed of any microprocessor depends on how many electric **signals can be transferred per second**. That’s why Clock Speed is measured in **MHz(Mega Hertz)** or **GHz(Giga Hertz)**.

- 1 MHz = 1 Million cycle per second
- 1 GHz = 1 Billion cycle per second
- Cycle = 1 electric signal

### Word Size

Word Size refers to the **number of bits**, that can be processed in a single instruction. The first microprocessor was a **4-bit processor**. This processor has 4 input pins and 4 output pins. It means 4-bit data can be processed in a single go.

Nowadays, **32-bit and 64-bit** microprocessor available in the market.

### Instruction Set

Instructions are the **commands to perform an action/operation** on the given set of Data.

There are few pre-defined instructions are present in the Microprocessor. These instructions are in Machine Language. All these instructions are known as Instruction Set. Few of them are mentioned below:

- Data Transfer: share data, transform into information, etc.
- Arithmetic Operations: Basic Calculations
- Logical Operations: Decision making
- Control Flow: Handling Memory, Processes, etc.
- Input/Output and Machine Control

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