Hardware and Computer Organization: The Software Perspective, Volume 1

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Newnes, 2005 - Computers - 492 pages
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Hardware and Computer Organization is a practical, introductory book covering the architecture of modern microprocessors. It is designed to take practicing professionals under the hood of a PC and provide them with an understanding of the basics of the complex machine that has become such a pervasive part of our everyday life. The book is divided into three major sections: Hardware Fundamentals and Digital Design; Assembly Language Programming; and Computer Architecture. The book covers the basic theories and concepts of how hardware and software cooperatively interact to accomplish real-world tasks. It begins with a discussion of hardware and computer fundamentals, and then moves on to cover complex systems. The very important area of memory and its organization is covered in detail. Finally, the book looks at computers from a macro point of view, with performance issues, as well as pipelines, caches, and virtual memory are discussed. The book also looks into the future of reconfigurable hardware. Unlike other major books covering this subject matter, Dr. Berger's is aimed not at how to design a computer's hardware, but at providing an understanding of the total machine its strengths and weaknesses, how to deal with memory, how to write efficient assembly code that interacts directly with the hardware and takes best advantage of the underlying machine. Also unlike most other books, Berger shows how real engineering decisions are made in industry.

The DVD accompanying the text will contain the following:
source code files for all the code examples used in the text
working demo versions of two different processor simulators
video lectures from industry notables covering several of the major topics dealt with in the text.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction and Overview of Hardware Architecture
1
Chapter 2 Introduction to Digital Logic
29
Chapter 3 Introduction to Asynchronous Logic
49
Chapter 4 Introduction to Synchronous Logic
71
Chapter 5 Introduction to State Machines
95
Chapter 6 Bus Organization and Memory Design
123
Chapter 7 Memory Organization and Assembly Language Programming
159
Chapter 8 Programming in Assembly Language
193
Chapter 11 The ARM Architecture
295
Chapter 12 Interfacing with the Real World
322
Chapter 13 Introduction to Modern Computer Architectures
353
Chapter 14 Memory Revisited Caches and Virtual Memory
372
Chapter 15 Performance Issues in Computer Architecture
397
Chapter 16 Future Trends and Reconfigurable Hardware
419
APPENDIX A Solutions for OddNumbered Exercises
437
About the Author
483

Chapter 9 Advanced Assembly Language Programming Concepts
229
Chapter 10 The Intel x86 Architecture
265

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Dr. Arnold Berger is a Senior Lecturer in the Computing and Software Systems Department at the University of Washington-Bothell. He received his BS and PhD degrees from Cornell University. Dr. Berger has held positions as an R&D Director at Applied Microsystems Corporation, Embedded Tools Marketing Manager at Advanced Micro Devices and R&D Project Manager at Hewlett-Packard. Dr. Berger has published over 40 papers on embedded systems. He holds three patents.

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