Steps involved in an instruction cycle - Computer Architecture and Design

What are the steps involved in an instruction cycle.

Any program residing in the memory contains a set of instruction that need to be executed by the computer in a sequential manner. This cycle for every instruction is known as the instruction cycle . The cycle consists of the following steps:

- Fetch instruction: Like the name stated in this process the cpu fetches the instruction from the memory. The PC get loaded with the address of the instruction.

- Decode: the instruction: In this process the instruction gets decoded by the processor.

- In case the instruction has an indirect address the effective address is read from the memory.

- Fetch the operand from the memory

- Execution: once the instruction gets decoded the processor executes the instruction.

- Result: Store the result in the appropriate place.
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