Computer Engineering: Circuits, Programs, and Data

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Taylor & Francis, 1989 - Literary Criticism - 388 pages
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This text introduces the discipline of computer engineering to engineering students. It discusses the principle issues of data representation and develops the basic logic circuits for data manipulation. It closely examines a conventional though simple computer, along with an assembler language suitable to its architecture and close to the IEEE-694 standard. The interplay of hardware design and software structure is stressed throughout, and is illustrated by examples ranging from string manipulation to input-output management. The text is distinguished by its clear, straightforward writing style, and is accompanied by an MS-DOS disk containing a logic circuit simulator, an assembler, and a computer simulator. The disk includes copies of all examples in the book, allowing further exploration of logic circuits and step-by-step examination of central processor operation.
 

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Contents

Data representation in digital computers
3
Integer numbers in finite machines
10
Representation of nonnumeric data
23
Representation of fractional numbers
34
Problems
47
Simulation of digital circuits
61
Combinational logic circuits
72
Analysis of digital circuits
86
Addressing modes and techniques
195
Assembler language translation
205
Problems
214
The central processing unit
239
Processor control
254
Problems
265
Data input and output
281
Subroutines
298

Synthesis of digital circuits
96
Problems
108
Practical latches and flipflops
121
Flipflops and counters
133
Counting circuits
141
Registers
150
Semiconductor memories
157
Problems
167
Basic Simian architecture
180
The Simian simulator
189
System stack management
305
Subroutine linkages
315
Problems
325
The Apograph postprocessor
333
The Simian simulator
349
Instructions and effective addresses
356
Output file format
364
The ASCII character set
379
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Peter P. Silvester and David A. Lowther are Professors of Electrical Engineering at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. They are the authors of Computer-Aided Design in Magnetics (Springer-Verlag) as well as of numerous other books and articles in the technical literature.

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