Computer Organization, Design, and Architecture, Fourth Edition

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Taylor & Francis, Apr 25, 2000 - Computers - 736 pages
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This unique and proven text provides a hands-on introduction to the design of a computer system-depicting, step by step, the arrangement of a simple but complete hypothetical computer followed by detailed architectural features of existing computer systems as enhancements to the structure of the simple computer.

Changes in the Third Edition of Computer Design and Architecture include

  • updates to reflect contemporary organizations and devices
  • new technologies and devices in combinatorial and integrated circuits
  • new technologies in sequential circuits
  • new technologies in memory and storage
  • the latest architecture examples
  • contemporary memory hierarchy concepts


    Ideal for one- or two-semester courses!

    With end-of-chapter summaries, references, and problems, as well as over 250 drawings and tables, Computer Design and Architecture, Third Edition is a classroom-tested text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in electrical and computer engineering and computer science taking design courses such as Computer Systems Design, Computer Hardware Design, Computer Architecture, Computer Organization, and Assembly Language Programming.
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