16, 32 and 64 bit microprocessors, Comparison of features, Generic methods to improve speed of execution, Microprocessor evolution - INTEL 8086 to Pentium with focus on - Clock speed, Concurrent operation of EU and BIU, Segmentation, Instruction set of 8086 and programming examples.Memory management unit - Paging, Virtual memory, Real, Protected and Virtual-86 mode of operation, Protection, Privilege levels, Multitasking, Exception handling in all above modes of operation, Pipelining, Pipelining hazards, Super-scalar architecture, Branch prediction.DMA Controller and Programmable Interrupt Controller, PC hardware - Motherboard circuits, VGA Display adapter, Hard disk data organization, CD ROM interface, MOUSE, Keyboard interface.Evolution of buses - ISA, EISA, PCI, VME, VXI, PCMCIA, Ports - Serial, Parallel, USB for Audio devices.Operating system basics including file management, Process management, Memory management, Shell and shell programming, Command processing for following OS-DOS, LINUX, Windows, Resident programmes, Device driver structure.RISC and CISC processors and comparison of their features, Application areas, Introduction of ARM processors - ARM Core, Versions and Variants, Programming model, Instruction set.OR Q.4 a) Explain protection mechanism in 80386. (8) b) Explain task switching operation in 80386. (8) Q.5 a) Explain block diagram of motherboard used in personal computer. (8) b) Explain the following : i) Mouse operating modes. ii) VGAanbsp;...
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