CS1003 High Performance Microprocessors Syllabus

CS1003        HIGH PERFORMANCE MICROPROCESSORS                      3  0  0  100

AIM
To do a detailed study of CISC and RISC principles, study the architecture & special features of the Pentium processors and typical RISC processors and to study the architecture of special purpose processors. 
OBJECTIVES
•    To study the principles of CISC
•    To study the Pentium processor family
•    To study the principles of RISC
•    To study the architecture & special features of typical RISC processors.
•    To study the architecture & function of special purpose processors.

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

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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