Microprocessor - Syllabus

Embark on a profound academic exploration as you delve into the Microprocessor course () within the distinguished Tribhuvan university's CSIT department. Aligned with the 2065 Syllabus, this course (CSC-153) seamlessly merges theoretical frameworks with practical sessions, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the subject. Rigorous assessment based on a 60+20+20 marks system, coupled with a challenging passing threshold of , propels students to strive for excellence, fostering a deeper grasp of the course content.

This 3 credit-hour journey unfolds as a holistic learning experience, bridging theory and application. Beyond theoretical comprehension, students actively engage in practical sessions, acquiring valuable skills for real-world scenarios. Immerse yourself in this well-structured course, where each element, from the course description to interactive sessions, is meticulously crafted to shape a well-rounded and insightful academic experience.

Course Synopsis: This course contains of fundamental concepts of computer organization, basic I/O interfaces and Interrupt operations.
Goal: The course objective is to introduce the operation, programming, and application of microprocessor.



Introduction to Microprocessors, Basic organization

Basic Computer Architecture

SAP Architectures,  Instructions, Microprogram; 8-bit "W" bus, 4-bit program counter, 4-bit Memory Address Register (MAR), 16x8-bit memory,  8-bit instruction register (IR),  6-cycle controller with 12-bit micro-instruction word,  8-bit accumulator,  8-bit B register,  8-bit adder-subtractor, 8-bit output register,  SAP-1 Instructions,  Fetch & Execution, microprogram, fetch cycle, execution cycle, microprogram, controller implementation, SAP 2 Architecture,  architectural differences with SAP-1, bi-directional registers, instruction set, flags.

Instruction Cycle

Fetch Operation and Timing Diagram, Execute Operation and Timing Diagram, Machine Cycle and States 

Intel 8085\8086\8088

Functional Block Diagram and Pin configuration, Timing and Control Unit, Registers, Data and Address Bus, Instructions, Operation Code and Operands, Addressing Modes, Interrupts, Flags, Instructions and Data Flow

Assembly Language Programming

Assembly instruction format, Instruction Types,  Mnemonics, Operands, Macro assemblers, Linking, Assembler directives, Simple sequence programs, Flags, Branch, Jumps, While-Do, Repeat-Until, If-Then-Else and Multiple If-then Programs, Debugging.

Basic I/O, Memory R/W and Interrupt Operations

Memory Read, Memory Write, I/O Read, I/O Write, Direct Memory Access, Interrupt, Types, Interrupt Masking, 8259 operation.

Input/ Output Interfaces

Parallel communication, Serial communication, Data transfer wait operation, 8255A working, 8255A Modes, RS-232 interface, Keyboard and display controller.