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let's say I have a processor runs at 100MHZ frequency how can I compute from this it's clock time for each cycle? I know that Frequency = 1 / Clock Time but I am having trouble to fully understand how to manually convert it for example, to a nanosecond, given the frequency.

Thanks!

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$$ \text{Frequency} = \frac{1} { \text{Clock time} } $$ or
$$ \text{Clock time} = \frac{1} { \text{Frequency} } $$

$$ \text{Clock time} = \frac{1} { \text{Frequency} } = \frac{1} { 100 \text{ MHz} } $$

$$ = \frac{1}{ (1 \cdot 10^2 \cdot 10^6) \text{ Hz} } = \frac{1}{ (1 \cdot 10^8) \text{ Hz} } = 1 \cdot 10^{-8} \text{ s} = 1 \cdot 10^1 \cdot 10^{-9} s = 10 \text{ ns} $$

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  • \$\begingroup\$ so if i understand second = HZ? \$\endgroup\$ – omrib40 Dec 31 '19 at 11:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ @omrib40 no, \$ 1 \text{ Hz} = \frac{1}{1 \text{ second}} \$ \$\endgroup\$ – Huisman Dec 31 '19 at 11:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ much appreciated thanks! \$\endgroup\$ – omrib40 Dec 31 '19 at 11:46

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