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Digital Design and Computer Architecture / Edition 2
     

Digital Design and Computer Architecture / Edition 2

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by David Harris, Sarah Harris
 

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ISBN-10: 0123944244

ISBN-13: 9780123944245

Pub. Date: 08/07/2012

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Digital Design and Computer Architecture, Second Edition, takes a unique and modern approach to digital design, introducing the reader to the fundamentals of digital logic and then showing step by step how to build a MIPS microprocessor in both Verilog and VHDL. This new edition combines an engaging and humorous writing style with an updated and hands-on

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Digital Design and Computer Architecture, Second Edition, takes a unique and modern approach to digital design, introducing the reader to the fundamentals of digital logic and then showing step by step how to build a MIPS microprocessor in both Verilog and VHDL. This new edition combines an engaging and humorous writing style with an updated and hands-on approach to digital design. It presents new content on I/O systems in the context of general purpose processors found in a PC as well as microcontrollers found almost everywhere.

Beginning with digital logic gates and progressing to the design of combinational and sequential circuits, the book uses these fundamental building blocks as the basis for the design of an actual MIPS processor. It provides practical examples of how to interface with peripherals using RS232, SPI, motor control, interrupts, wireless, and analog-to-digital conversion. SystemVerilog and VHDL are integrated throughout the text in examples illustrating the methods and techniques for CAD-based circuit design. There are also additional exercises and new examples of parallel and advanced architectures, practical I/O applications, embedded systems, and heterogeneous computing, plus a new appendix on C programming to strengthen the connection between programming and processor architecture.

This new edition will appeal to professional computer engineers and to students taking a course that combines digital logic and computer architecture.

Updated based on instructor feedback with more exercises and new examples of parallel and advanced architectures, practical I/O applications, embedded systems, and heterogeneous computing

  • Presents digital system design examples in both VHDL and SystemVerilog (updated for the second edition from Verilog), shown side-by-side to compare and contrast their strengths
  • Includes a new chapter on C programming to provide necessary prerequisites and strengthen the connection between programming and processor architecture
  • Companion Web site includes links to Xilinx CAD tools for FPGA design, lecture slides, laboratory projects, and solutions to exercises.

Instructors can also register at textbooks.elsevier.com for access to:

  • Solutions to all exercises (PDF)
  • Lab materials with solutions
  • HDL for textbook examples and exercise solutions
  • Lecture slides (PPT)
  • Sample exams\
  • Sample course syllabus
  • Figures from the text (JPG, PPT)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123944245
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
712
Sales rank:
246,627
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

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Table of Contents

1. From Zero to One

2. Combinational Logic Design

3. Sequential Logic Design

4. Hardware Description Languages

5. Digital Building Blocks

6. Architecture

7. Microarchitecture

8. Memory and I/O Systems

A. Digital System Implementation

B. MIPS Instructions

C. C Programming

Further Reading

Index

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FRINGEINDEPENEDENTREVIEW More than 1 year ago
Are you a student looking for a rapid-paced, single-semester introduction to digital design and computer architecture! If you are, then this book is for you. Authors David Harris and Sarah Harris, have done an outstanding job of writing a second edition of a book that presents digital logic design from the perspective of computer architecture, starting at the beginning with 1’s and 0’s, and leading students through the design of a MIPS microprocessor. Both authors, begin by focusing on the principles for understanding and designing complex systems. In addition, they focus on combinational circuits, circuits whose outputs depend only on the current values of the inputs. The authors then, cover the analysis and design of sequential logic. Next, they discuss how System Verilog and VHDL are built on similar principles, but have a different syntax. The authors then explore the digital building blocks that are used in many digital systems. They continue by discussing the most commonly used MIPS instructions. In addition, the authors describe different ways to build MIPS processors, each with a different performance and cost trade-offs. Finally, they introduce cache and virtual memory organizations that use a hierarchy of memories to approximate an ideal large, fast, inexpensive memory. This excellent book is unique in its side-by-side presentation of SystemVerilog and VHDL, enabling the reader to learn two languages. Perhaps more importantly, this great book has conveyed the beauty and thrill of the art; as well as, the engineering knowledge.