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Course Detail

Course Name Computer Organization and Architecture
Course Code 18CA201
Program M. C. A., M. C. A. ( Offered at Mysuru Campus )
Semester One
Credits Four
Year Taught 2018
Degree Postgraduate (PG)
School School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering
Campus Kochi, Mysuru, Amritapuri


Logic Circuits: Basic Logic Functions- Synthesis of Logic Functions- Minimization of Logic Expressions- K-Maps- Synthesis with NAND and NOR Gates- IC Packages- Decoders and Encoders- Multiplexers and De Multiplexers- Flip Flops- Registers- Counters. Basic Organization of a Computer: Functional Units- Basic Operational Concepts- Bus Structure -Instruction Code- Instruction Sets- Instruction Formats. Types of Instructions: ALU Instructions – Branch Instructions – I/O Operations -Subroutines- Program ExamplesAddressing Modes. RISC and CISC Architectures. Basic Processing Unit: Fundamental Concepts- Execution of a Complete Instruction- Multiple Bus Organization- Hardwired Control – Micro Programmed Control. Arithmetic: Addition and Subtraction of Signed Numbers – Design of Fast Adders – Multiplication of Positive numbers- Signed-Operand Multiplication. Memory System: Basic Concepts– Semiconductor RAM Memories– Read-Only Memories– Cache Memories– Mapping Functions– Replacement Algorithms–Performance Considerations– Virtual Memories. Input-Output Organization: Accessing I/O devices – Programmed Input / Output – Interrupts– Direct Memory Access- Buses – Interface circuits- Standard I/O Interfaces (PCI, SCSI, USB) – I/O devices and Processors.

Text Books

  1. Carl Hamacher, ZvonkoVranesic and SafwatZaky, “Computer Organization”, Fifth Edition, Tata McGraw-Hill, 2002.
  2. David A. Patterson and John L. Hennessy, “Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware / Software Interface”, Fourth Edition, Elsevier, 2012.
  3. Thomas L.Floyd, “Digital Fundamentals”, 11th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2015.
  4. M. Morris Mano, Computer System Architecture, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2013

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