instruction counter

instruction counter

[in′strək·shən ‚kau̇nt·ər]
(computer science)
A counter that indicates the location of the next computer instruction to be interpreted. Also known as location counter; program counter; sequence counter.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Instruction CAMMU contains its own instruction counter, and will feed the next 4 bytes of the instruction stream into the instruction buffer every time the next instruction line of the instruction bus is clocked.