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Program Counter

Date: 9 Apr 2013

Program counter (PC) is a register used to store the address of the instruction to be executed next in the sequence of operations. The execution of the program is initialized by loading the program counter by the address of the first instruction of the program. Once the first instruction is executed the register is automatically incremented to point to the next instruction unless a jump to a specific address is necessary. This process is repeated till the end of the program.

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