Control Unit (The WITCH)

Ted Cooke-Yarborough1951

The National Museum of Computing

The National Museum of Computing
MILTON KEYNES, United Kingdom

The Control Unit is part of the CPU. It is responsible for moving data around the system, for example, it operates Von Neumann’s Fetch-Decode-Execute cycle. The Control Unit also transmits signals that control other hardware components within the system.


  • Title: Control Unit (The WITCH)
  • Creator: Ted Cooke-Yarborough
  • Date Created: 1951
  • Location: The National Museum of Computing (Buckinghamshire, UK)
  • Location Created: Harwell Atomic Energy Research Establishment (Oxfordshire, UK)

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