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Title Microprocessor and Computer Architecture
Short Name MCA
Course code CACS155
Nature of course Theory + Practical
Semester second-semester
Full marks 60 + 20 + 20
Pass marks 24 + 8 + 8
Credit Hrs 3
Elective/Compulsary Compulsary

Course Description

Course Description

This course is an introduction to microprocessor and computer architecture. It covers topics in both the physical design of the computer (organization) and the logical design of the computer (architecture).

Course Objectives 

The course has following specific objectives:

•  To explain the microprocessor.

•  To explain the assembly language programming,

•  To explain the overview of computer organization.

•  To explain the principle of CPU system.

•  To explain the principle of memory system

•  To explain the principle of data flow.

Units and Unit Content

1. Fundamental of Microprocessor
teaching hours: 5 hrs

Introduction to Microprocessors, Microprocessor systems with bus organization, Microprocessor architecture and operation, 8085 Microprocessor and its operation, 8085 instruction cycle, machine cycle, T states, Adressing modes in 8085, Introduction yo 8086.

2. Introduction To Assembly Language Programming
teaching hours: 10 hrs

Assembly Language Programming Basics, Classification of Instructions and Adressing Mode, 8085 Instructin Sets, Assembling, Executing and Debugging the Programs, Developing Counters and Time DElay Routines, Interfacing Concepts

3. Basic Computer Architecture
teaching hours: 4 hrs

Introduction: History of Computer architecture, Overview of computer organization, Memory Hierarchy and cache, Organization of hard disk.

Instruction Codes: Stored Program Organization-Indirect Adress, Computer Registers, Common bus system, Instruction set, Timing and Control-Instruction Cycle

4. Microprogrammed Control
teaching hours: 10 hrs

Basic Computer Design of Accumulator: Control of Ac Registor, ALU Organization; Control Memory-Adress Seqeuncing; Conditional Branching, Mapping of Instruction-Subroutines; Micro Program: Symbolic Micro Program, Binary Micro Profram; Design of Control Unit: Basi Requirement of Control Unit, Structure of Control Unit, Micro Program Sequencer

5. Central Processing Unit
teaching hours: 10 hrs

General Register Organization: Control Word, Stack Organization and Instruction; Formats-Addressing Models.

Data Transfer and Manipulation: Data Transfer Instruction, Data Manipulation Instructions, Arithmetic Instructions, Logical and Bit Manipulaion Instruction, Shift Instructions.

Program Control: Status Bit Conditions, Conditional Branch Instruction, Subroutine Call and Return, Program Interrupt, Types of Interrupts


6. Pipeline, Vector Processing and Multiprocessors
teaching hours: 6 hrs

Parallel Processing, Pipeline Examples: Four Segment Instruction Pipeline, Data Dependency, Handeling of Branch Instructions; Vector Processing; Vector operations, Matrix Multiplication;

Lab and Practical works

Laboratory Works 

8085 Assembly Language program

1. Multi byte Addition & Subtraction, Multi byte decimal addition & subtraction.

2. Adder and substractor circuit.

3. Study of 8259 programmable interrupt controller - Development of interrupt service routine.

4. Keyboard/display. controller - Keyboard scan - blinking and rolling display.

5. Parallel data transfer

6. Study of Microcomputer development system.