CS2030 HIGH PERFORMANCE MICROPROCESSORS Syllabus - Anna University

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UNIT I CISC PRINCIPLES 9
Classic CISC microprocessors, Intel x86 Family: Architecture - register set - Data
formats - Addressing modes - Instruction set - Assembler directives – Interrupts -
Segmentation, Paging, Real and Virtual mode execution – Protection mechanism, Task
management 80186, 286, 386 and 486 architectures.
UNIT II PENTIUM PROCESSORS 10
Introduction to Pentium microprocessor – Special Pentium Registers – Pentium Memory
Management – New Pentium instructions – Introduction to Pentium Pro and its special
features – Architecture of Pentium-II, Pentium-III and Pentium4 microprocessors.
UNIT III RISC PRINCIPLES 10
RISC Vs CISC – RISC properties and evaluation – On chip register File Vs Cache
evaluation – Study of a typical RISC processor – The PowerPC – Architecture & special
features – Power PC 601 – IBM RS/6000, Sun SPARC Family – Architecture – Super
SPARC.
UNIT IV RISC PROCESSOR 8
MIPS Rx000 family – Architecture – Special features – MIPS R4000 and R4400 –
Motorola 88000 Family – Architecture – MC 88110 – MC 88100 and MC 88200.
UNIT V SPECIAL PURPOSE PROCESSORS 8
EPIC Architecture – ASIPs – Network Processors – DSPs – Graphics / Image
Processors.
TOTAL: 45 PERIODS
TEXT BOOK:
1. Daniel Tabak, “Advanced Microprocessors”, Tata McGraw-Hill, 1995, 2nd Edition.
REFERENCES:
1. www.intel.com/products/server/processors/server/itanium2 (Unit V:EPIC)
2. www.hpl.hp.com/techreports/1999/HPL-1999-111.html (Unit V: Network Processor)
3. www.intel.com/design/network/products/npfamily (Unit V: Network Processor)
4. www.national.com/appinfo/imaging/processors.html(Unit V: Image Processor)
5. Barry B.Brey, “The Intel Microprocessors, 8086/8088, 80186/80188, 80286, 80386,
80486, Pentium, PentiumPro Processor, PentiumII, PentiumIII, PentiumIV,
Architecture, Programming & Interfacing”, 6th Edition, Pearson Education/PHI, 2002.

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