With the new developments in computer architecture, fairly recent publications can quickly become outdated. Computer Architecture: Software Aspects, Coding, and Hardware takes a modem approach. This comprehensive, practical book provides that critical understanding of a central processor by clearly detailing fundamentals, and cutting edge design features. With its balanced software/hardware perspective and its description of Pentium processors, the book allows readers to acquire practical PC software experience. The text presents a foundation-level set of ideas, design concepts, and applications that fully meet the requirements of computer organization and architecture courses.
The book features a "bottom up" computer design approach, based upon the author's 30 years experience in both academe and industry. By combining computer engineering with electrical engineering, the author describes how logic circuits are designed in a CPU. The extensive coverage of a microprogrammed CPU and new processor design features gives the insight of current computer development. Computer Architecture: Software Aspects, Coding, and Hardware presents a comprehensive review of the subject, from beginner to advanced levels.
• Describes Pentium processor architecture
• Offers extensive coverage of microprogrammed CPU design
• Covers a foundation-set of ideas, design concepts, and applications
• Contains summary points, problems, and software exercises in each chapter
• Combines computer engineering with electrical engineering to offer the detail of how logic circuits are designed in a CPU