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Computer Systems Organization and Architecture, 1st edition

  • John D. Carpinelli

Published by Pearson (January 17th 2020) - Copyright © 2001

1st edition

Computer Systems Organization and Architecture

ISBN-13: 9780201612530

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This book provides up-to-date coverage of fundamental concepts for the design of computers and their subsystems. It presents material with a serious but easy-to-understand writing style that makes it accessible to readers without sacrificing important topics. The book emphasizes a finite state machine approach to CPU design, which provides a strong background for reader understanding. It forms a solid basis for readers to draw upon as they study this material and in later engineering and computer science practice. The book also examines the design of computer systems, including such topics as memory hierarchies, input/output processing, interrupts, and direct memory access, as well as advanced architectural aspects of parallel processing. KEY TOPICS: To make the material accessible to beginners, the author has included two running examples of increasing complexity: the Very Simple CPU, which contains four instruction sets and shows very simple CPU design; and the Relatively Simple CPU which contains 16 instruction sets and adds enough complexity to illustrate more advanced concepts. Each chapter features a real-world machine on which the discussed organization and architecture concepts are implemented. MARKET: This book is designed to teach computer organization/architecture to engineers and computer scientists.

Table of contents

(Each chapter contains "Summary" and "Problems".)


1. Digital Logic Fundamentals.

Boolean Algebra.

Basic Combinatorial Logic.

More Complex Combinatorial Components.

Combinatorial Circuit Designs.

Basic Sequential Components.

More Complex Sequential Components.

Programmable Logic Devices.
2. Introduction to Finite State Machines.

State Diagrams and State Tables.

Mealy and Moore Machines.

Designing State Diagrams.

From State Diagram to Implementation.

Practical Considerations.


3. Instruction Set Architectures.

Levels of Programming Languages.

Assembly Language Instructions.

Instruction Set Architecture Design.

A Relatively Simple Instruction Set Architecture.

The 8085 Microprocessor Instruction Set Architecture.
4. Introduction to Computer Organization.

Basic Computer Organization.

CPU Organization.

Memory Subsystem Organization and Interfacing.

I/O Subsystem Organization and Interfacing.

A Relatively Simple Computer.

An 8085-based Computer.
5. Register Transfer Languages.

Micro-operations and Register Transfer Language.

Using RTL to Specify Digital Systems.

More Complex Digital Systems and RTL.

VHDL-VHSIC Hardware Description Language.
6. CPU Design.

Specifying a CPU.

Design and Implementation of a Very Simple CPU.

Design and Implementation of a Relatively Simple CPU.

Shortcomings of the Simple CPUs.

Internal Architecture of the 8085 Microprocessor.
7. Microsequencer Control Unit Design.

Basic Microsequencer Design.

Design and Implementation of a Very Simple Microsequencer.

Design and Implementation of a Relatively Simple Microsequencer.

Reducing the Number of Microinstructions.


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