– There are two ways that byte addresses can be assigned across words.
→ computer store data in Memory
→Formating at the byte level of the data which is called endianness which refer to ordering of bytes.
→The name big-endian is used when lower byte addresses are used for the more Significant bytes (Left most)
→The little-endian is used for the opposite ordering where lower byte address are used for the less significant bytes (Right most)
Endianness refers to the way bytes are ordered when a data item with a site bigger than 1 Byte is placed in memory / transferred over a communication interface.
Two type of endianness:-
- Little endian- The bytes are ordered with the LSB placed at the low and address.
- Big endian- The bytes are ordered with the MSB placed at the lowest address.