Description

Hardware and Computer Organization is a practical introduction to the architecture of modern microprocessors for students and professional alike. It is designed to take practicing professionals “under the hood” of a PC and provide them with an understanding of the basics of the complex machine that has become such a pervasive part of our everyday life. It clearly explains how hardware and software cooperatively interact to accomplish real-world tasks.

Instead of simply demonstrating how to design a computer’s hardware, it provides an understanding of the total machine, highlighting strengths and weaknesses, explaining how to deal with memory and how to write efficient assemble code that interacts with and takes best advantage of the underlying hardware.

Additionally, the book has a unique emphasis on facilitating the ability to make real engineering decisions in industry when working with anything from simple 8-bit microprocessors in embedded applications to PCs and workstations. It demystifies the link between the behaviour of the code and the operation of the machine, while helping engineers and students to better understand the limitations imposed by finite speed and resources.

This book is divided into three major sections:
· Part 1: Hardware Fundamentals and Digital Design
· Part 2: Assembly Language Programming
· Part 3: Computer Architecture

All disc-based content for this title is now available on the Web.

Key Features

* The renowned author's many years in industry provide an excellent basis for the inclusion of extensive real-world references and insights *Several “industry notables” video lectures on significant hardware design and development topics accompany the text, on a DVD *Several modern processor architectures are covered, with examples taken from each, including Intel, Motorola, MIPS, and ARM

Readership

PRIMARY MARKET: ECE/Software engineering students SECONDARY MARKET: , Embedded systems designers, professional engineers needing to understand the fundamentals of computer hardware, hobbyists

Details

No. of pages:
512
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Newnes
Print ISBN:
9780750678865
Electronic ISBN:
9780080507897

About the editor

Arnold Berger

Dr. Arnold Berger is a Senior Lecturer in the Computing and Software Systems Department at the University of Washington-Bothell. He received his BS and PhD degrees from Cornell University. Dr. Berger has held positions as an R&D Director at Applied Microsystems Corporation, Embedded Tools Marketing Manager at Advanced Micro Devices and R&D Project Manager at Hewlett-Packard. Dr. Berger has published over 40 papers on embedded systems. He holds three patents.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Washington, USA