A Guide to RISC Microprocessors

A Guide to RISC Microprocessors

2nd Edition - June 3, 1992

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  • Author: Florence Slater
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323137720

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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

    Part II. SPARC

    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

    Part III. MIPS

    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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 322
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1992
  • Published: June 3, 1992
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323137720

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