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Course Detail

Course Name Computer Organization
Course Code 18CSA111
Program Bachelor of Computer Applications
Semester 2
Year Taught 2018


Unit 1

SOP and POS Expressions, Karnaugh Map Simplification – Universal gates, Sequential circuits and combinational circuits, Flip Flops, Registers, Counters, Decoder, Encoder, Multiplexer, De-multiplexer, Arithmetic circuits,

Unit 2

Computer Organization and Design – Instruction Codes- Computer Registers- Computer Instructions – Instruction Cycle – Memory Reference Instructions – Input Output configuration

Unit 3

Central Processing Unit: Introduction- General Register Organization – Stack Organization – Instruction Formats – Addressing Modes – Data Transfer and Manipulation – Conditional Branch Instructions – Program Interrupts

Unit 4

Pipeline and Vector Processing Parallel Processing – Pipelining – Arithmetic Pipeline – Instruction Pipeline – Vector Processing – Array Processors

Unit 5

Memory Organization Memory Hierarchy – Types of Memory – Main Memory – Auxiliary Memory – Associative Memory – Cache Memory Computer Arithmetic – Introduction – Multiplication Algorithm – Booth’s Algorithm

Text Books / References

  1. M Morris Mano – Computer System Architecture – PHI – Third Edition
  2. Gideon Langholz, Abraha& Joe L Mott – Digital Logic Design – World Scientific Publishing Co Ltd.


  1. P Pal Chaudhuri – Computer Organization and Design – PHI – Second Edition
  2. Thomas C Bartee – Digital Computer Fundamentals – Tata Mc Graw Hill – Sixth Edition
  3. Carl V Hamcher – Computer Organization 5th Edition – Mc Graw Hill

‘Computer Organization’ is a course offered in the second semester of B. C. A. (Bachelor of Computer Applications) program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri.

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