Description

Written by one of the foremost experts, Steve Heath, the processor technology specialist at Motorola (UK). * 200 pages packed with information for programmers * will complement the author's other Butterworth-Heinemann book ... The Power PC: a practical companion (which is aimed at users). * in the pocket book ... a simple overview of the processor and programming models * straightforward definitions (eg what bit 14 of the MSR does and not why it has to do it) * simple definitions of each instruction with two instructions per page

Readership

Programmers

Table of Contents

MPC601 Programming model; The register set and its organisation; Register nomenclature; User and supervisor models; MCP603 Programming model; The register set and its organisation; Register nomenclature; User and supervisor models; Addressing models; Direct; Indirect; Memory model; Memory organisation; Accessing bytes, words, long words and 64 bit words; Instruction set; Integer; Floating point; Special; POWER; Appendix A CISC to Power PC programming hints.

Details

No. of pages:
200
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1995
Published:
Imprint:
Newnes
Print ISBN:
9780750621113
Electronic ISBN:
9780080512778

About the editor

Steve Heath

Senior Staff Engineer, European Strategy and Technology Development, Motorola Semiconductors, Steve Heath has written 15 books on topics covering Apple and IBM PCs, processor architectures, UNIX and Windows NT operating systems.

Reviews

'I recommend this to anyone who needs a compact, inexpensive book that summarises the most important features of the PowerPC 6xx chips.' CVu, September 1996