Introduction to Assembly Language Programming: For Pentium and RISC Processors

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Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 30, 2006 - Computers - 692 pages

Assembly language continues to hold a core position in the programming world because of its similar structure to machine language and its very close links to underlying computer-processor architecture and design. These features allow for high processing speed, low memory demands, and the capacity to act directly on the system's hardware. This completely revised second edition of the highly successful Introduction to Assembly Language Programming introduces the reader to assembly language programming and its role in computer programming and design. The focus is on providing readers with a firm grasp of the main features of assembly programming, and how it can be used to improve a computer's performance. The revised edition covers a broad scope of subjects and adds valuable material on protected-mode Pentium programming, MIPS assembly language programming, and use of the NASM and SPIM assemblers for a Linux orientation. All of the language's main features are covered in depth. The book requires only some basic experience with a structured, high-level language.

Topics and Features: Introduces assembly language so that readers can benefit from learning its utility with both CISC and RISC processors [ NEW ].- Employs the freely available NASM assembler, which works with both Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems [ NEW ].- Contains a revised chapter on "Basic Computer Organization" [ NEW].- Uses numerous examples, hands-on exercises, programming code analyses and challenges, and chapter summaries.- Incorporates full new chapters on recursion, protected-mode interrupt processing, and floating-point instructions [ NEW ].

Assembly language programming is part of several undergraduate curricula in computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering. In addition, this newly revised text/reference can be used as an ideal companion resource in a computer organization course or as a resource for professional courses.

 

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Contents

Chapter
2
Chapter 3 Chapter 13 Chapter
12
Basic Computer Organization
19
Pentium Assembly Language
46
Overview of Assembly Language
81
10
110
Procedures and the Stack
117
Addressing Modes
167
the programming examples given in this chapter can be run on a Pentiumbased PC using
346
6
358
Pentium Interrupt Processing 399
401
RealMode Interrupts
423
F MIPSSPIM Instruction
431
Index
445
topics Chapter 16 focuses on how recursive procedures are implemented in Pentium
460
HighLevel Language Interface
483

Arithmetic Flags and Instructions
197
Selection and Iteration
239
Logical and Bit Operations
271
String Processing
301
ASCII and BCD Arithmetic
329
FloatingPoint Operations
507
pendix A primarily discusses the number systems and their internal representation
526
B Assembling and Linking
567
354
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Sivarama P. Dandamudi is a professor of computer science at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, as well as associate editor responsible for computer architecture at the International Journal of Computers and Their Applications. He has more than two decades of experience teaching about computer systems and organization.

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