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Overview

Hardware and Computer Organization is a practical introduction to the architecture of modern microprocessors for students and professional alike. It is designed to take practicing professionals “under the hood” of a PC and provide them with an understanding of the basics of the complex machine that has become such a pervasive part of our everyday life. It clearly explains how hardware and software cooperatively interact to accomplish real-world tasks. Instead of simply demonstrating how to design a computer’s hardware, it provides an understanding of the total machine, highlighting strengths and weaknesses, explaining how to deal with memory and how to write efficient assemble code that interacts with and takes best advantage of the underlying hardware. Additionally, the book has a unique emphasis on facilitating the ability to make real engineering decisions in industry when working with anything from simple 8-bit microprocessors in embedded applications to PCs and workstations. It demystifies the link between the behaviour of the code and the operation of the machine, while helping engineers and students to better understand the limitations imposed by finite speed and resources. This book is divided into three major sections: · Part 1: Hardware Fundamentals and Digital Design · Part 2: Assembly Language Programming · Part 3: Computer Architecture

All disc-based content for this title is now available on the Web.

* The renowned author's many years in industry provide an excellent basis for the inclusion of extensive real-world references and insights

*Several “industry notables” video lectures on significant hardware design and development topics accompany the text, on a DVD

*Several modern processor architectures are covered, with examples taken from each, including Intel, Motorola, MIPS, and ARM

Hardware and Computer Organization is a practical introduction to the architecture of modern microprocessors for students and professional alike. It is designed to take practicing professionals "under the hood" of a PC and provide them with an understanding of the basics of the complex machine that has become such a pervasive part of our everyday life. It clearly explains how hardware and software cooperatively interact to accomplish real-world tasks.

Instead of simply demonstrating how to design a computer's hardware, it provides an understanding of the total machine, highlighting strengths and weaknesses, explaining how to deal with memory and how to write efficient assemble code that interacts with and takes best advantage of the underlying hardware.

Additionally, the book has a unique emphasis on facilitating the ability to make real engineering decisions in industry when working with anything from simple 8-bit microprocessors in embedded applications to PCs and workstations. It demystifies the link between the behaviour of the code and the operation of the machine, while helping engineers and students to better understand the limitations imposed by finite speed and resources.

This book is divided into three major sections:
*Part 1: Hardware Fundamentals and Digital Design
*Part 2: Assembly Language Programming
*Part 3: Computer Architecture

The DVD accompanying the text will contain the following:
*source code files for all the code examples used in the text
*working demo versions of two different processor simulators
*video lectures from industry notables covering several of the major topics dealt with in the text

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750678865
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 5/6/2005
  • Series: Embedded Technology Series
  • Edition description: BK & DVD
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.66 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Arnold Berger is a Senior Lecturer in the Computing and Software Systems Department at the University of Washington-Bothell. He received his BS and PhD degrees from Cornell University. Dr. Berger has held positions as an R&D Director at Applied Microsystems Corporation, Embedded Tools Marketing Manager at Advanced Micro Devices and R&D Project Manager at Hewlett-Packard. Dr. Berger has published over 40 papers on embedded systems. He holds three patents.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
What’s on the DVD-ROM?
1. Introduction and Overview of Hardware Architecture
2. Introduction to Digital Logic
3. Introduction to Asynchronous Logic
4. Introduction to Synchronous Logic
5. Introduction to State Machines
6. Bus Organizations and Memory Design
7. Memory Organization and Assembly Language Programming
8. Programming in Assembly Language
9. Advanced Assembly Language Programming Concepts
10. The Intel x86 Architecture
11. The Arm Architecture
12. Interfacing with the Real World
13. Introduction to Modern Computer Architectures
14. Memory Revisited, Caches and Virtual Memory
15. Performance Issues in Computer Architecture
16. Future Trends in Reconfigurable Hardware
Appendix A: Solutions for Odd-Numbered Exercises
About the Author
Index
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