Digital Computer Structure and Design - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780408011587, 9781483101071

Digital Computer Structure and Design

2nd Edition

Authors: R. Townsend
eBook ISBN: 9781483101071
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 8th January 1982
Page Count: 258
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Digital Computer Structure and Design, Second Edition discusses switching theory, counters, sequential circuits, number representation, and arithmetic functions The book also describes computer memories, the processor, data flow system of the processor, the processor control system, and the input-output system. Switching theory, which is purely a mathematical concept, centers on the properties of interconnected networks of "gates." The theory deals with binary functions of 1 and 0 which can change instantaneously from one to the other without intermediate values. The binary number system is used in computer arithmetic and other operations due to its simplicity that can be easily adopted in device parameters. These operations involve only two levels: the "on" or "off" positions, which also offer maximum immunity to noise or circuit interference. The binary system is a very efficient way to represent numbers or to store data. When the computer uses this system, the clock cycle of the processor determines or divides the cycles for each sub-operation into steps. A master timing counter defines each of these steps, and synchronizes them avoid data loss or mix-ups. After the sub-operation has been completed, the monitor will display the result. Programmers, computer engineers, computer instructors, and students of computer science will find the book highly useful.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 Switching Theory

3 Counters and Sequential Circuits

4 Number Representation in Computers

5 Addition and Subtraction

6 Multiplication and Division

7 Computer Memories

8 Functional Description of a Small Processor

9 The Data Flow System of the Processor

10 The Processor Control System

11 The Input-Output System

Appendix: Graphic Symbols for Logic Diagrams



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