A Guide to RISC Microprocessors - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780126491401, 9780323137720

A Guide to RISC Microprocessors

2nd Edition

Authors: Florence Slater
eBook ISBN: 9780323137720
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 6th July 1992
Page Count: 322
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A Guide to RISC Microprocessors provides a comprehensive coverage of every major RISC microprocessor family. Independent reviewers with extensive technical backgrounds offer a critical perspective in exploring the strengths and weaknesses of all the different microprocessors on the market.

This book is organized into seven sections and comprised of 35 chapters. The discussion begins with an overview of RISC architecture intended to help readers understand the technical details and the significance of the new chips, along with instruction set design and design issues for next-generation processors. The chapters that follow focus on the SPARC architecture, SPARC chips developed by Cypress Semiconductor in collaboration with Sun, and Cypress's introduction of redesigned cache and memory management support chips for the SPARC processor. Other chapters focus on Bipolar Integrated Technology's ECL SPARC implementation, embedded SPARC processors by LSI Logic and Fujitsu, the MIPS processor, Motorola 88000 RISC chip set, Intel 860 and 960 microprocessors, and AMD 29000 RISC microprocessor family.

This book is a valuable resource for consumers interested in RISC microprocessors.

Table of Contents

Preface Part I. Perspective

1. RISC Architectures 2. Instruction Set Design 3. Design Issues for Next-Generation Processors


4. SPARC Architecture 5. Cypress SPARC Chips 6. SPARC Support 7. Redesigned Cypress SPARC Chip Set 8. First ECL Microprocessor 9. LSI Logic Embedded Control SPARC Processor 10. Fujitsu Embedded SPARC Processor


11. MIPS Processor 12. MIPS R3000 System Design 13. IDT R3000 Derivative 14. MIPS Chip Set with Full ECL CPU Implementation 15. ECL Bus Controller 16. IDT Embedded MIPS Processors 17. High Integration on MIPS-Based Processor 18. MIPS with 64-Bit R4000 Architecture

Part IV. Motorola 88000

19. Motorola 88000 RISC Chip Set 20. Motorola 88200

Part V. Intel 860

21. Intel i860 Performance 22. Intel i860 Graphics Unit Evaluation 23. Intel i860 Parallel Processing Support 24. MASS860

Part VI. Intel 960

25. Intel Register Scoreboarding 26. Intel 960 Architecture 27. Intel 80960 Features 28. Intel 80960CA Superscalar Microprocessor 29. Conflict Avoidance 30. Intel 960SA and 960SB

Part VII. AMD 29000

31. AMD 29000 Architecture 32. AMD 29000 Bus Structure 33. AMD 29050 34. PA-RISC 35. PA Workstations



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