Computer Organization and Embedded Systems

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/27/2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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The sixth edition of this book covers the key topics in computer organization and embedded systems. It presents hardware design principles and shows how hardware design is influenced by the requirements of software. The book carefully explains the main principles supported by examples drawn from commercially available processors.

The book is suitable for undergraduate electrical and computer engineering majors and computer science specialists. It is intended for a first course in computer organization and embedded systems.

Table of Contents

1 Basic Structure of Computers

2 Instruction Set Architecture

3 Basic Input/Output

4 Software

5 Basic Processing Unit

6 Pipelining

7 Input/output Organization

8 The Memory System

9 Arithmetic

10 Embedded Systems

11 System-On-A-Chip -- A Case Study

Appendix A Logic Circuits

Appendix B The Altera Nios II Processor

Appendix C The ColdFire Processor

Appendix D The ARM Processor

Appendix E The Intel IA-32 Architecture

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Excellent, thorough, and clear July 27, 2011
A clearly written textbook, which employs a simple language. Another beauty of the textbook is that all loose ends are tied up. As sentences unfold one will realize why a particular phrase was used earlier and so on. That makes a big difference for an engineering textbook. It is the best book that I know for fundamentals. Hence, it will be useful for years to come. Must have for all embedded systems people.
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