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Introduction to Computer Engineering

Introduction to Computer Engineering - 85 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471603740

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ISBN13: 978-0471603740
ISBN10: 0471603740 Edition: 85
Copyright: 1985
Publisher: Harpercollins College Division
Published: 1985
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Introduction to Computer Engineering - 85 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471603740

Franco P. Preparata

ISBN13: 978-0471603740
ISBN10: 0471603740 Edition: 85
Copyright: 1985
Publisher: Harpercollins College Division
Published: 1985
International: No
Summary

Provides a basic knowledge of the organization and operation of computing systems, assuming no prior computer background. Describes the computer at a functional level, including the detailed register structure of the various functional units, and explains techniques for designing digital networks. Discussion develops from simple to complex computers, with consideration given to the hardware-software trade-off (i.e. the simpler the software, the more complex the hardware). The author uses a pedagogical machine to illustrate the computer as an evolving system, then, in the Appendix, relates the model to the Motorola MC68000 microprocessor. Contains many examples, exercises, and references.

Table of Contents

PART 1. OVERVIEW.

Representation of Information.
Introduction to Computer Organization and Design.

PART 2. GENERAL TECHNIQUES.

Combinational Networks and Switching Algebra.
Elements of Logical Design, Combinational Networks and Modules.
Sequential Networks.

PART 3. SYSTEM ORGANIZATION.

Binary Arithmetic and the Arithmetic-logic Unit (ALU).
Computer Organization: CPU and Memory.
Input/Output.
Control Unit: Microprogramming.
References.
Appendix--Microprocessors: Designer's Architecture and Programmer's Architecture, Control Instructions, External Bus Control and I/O Processes, Software Interrupts--Trap Instructions.

Index.

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