Computer Organization – Carl Hamacher, Zvonko Vranesic – 5th Edition


This well-respected text for a first level course on computer has been thoroughly revised and updated. is suitable for a one-semester course in or computer science programs and has a good mix if hardware- and -oriented topics.The goal of the book is to illustrate the principles of computer organization by using a number of extensive examples drawn from commercially available computers.

The authors feel this approach motivates the students and is the most practical. The machines discussed in et. al. are the Motorola 680X0 and 683XX families, Intel 80X86 and Pentium families, ARM family, Sun Microsystems Sparc family, and DEC(Compaq) Alpha family. The 68000, Pentium, and ARM are used as detailed examples early in the book.

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  • 1 Basic Structure of Computers
    2 Machine Instructions and Programs
    3 ARM, Motorola, and Intel Instruction Sets
    4 Input/Output Organization
    5 The Memory System
    6 Arithmetic
    7 Basic Processing Unit
    8 Pipelining
    9 Embedded Systems
    10 Computer Peripherals
    11 Processor Families
    12 Large Computer Systems

    Appendix A Logic Circuits
    Appendix B ARM Instruction Set
    Appendix C Motorola 68000Instruction Set
    Appendix D Intel IA-32 Instruction Set
    Appendix E Character Codes and Number Conversion
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13/06/2015 9:19 am

What I expected. thank you

25/07/2015 3:32 am

Does an decent job at explaining the topics. I mostly use the formulas in the chapter summaries and the tables in the back.

03/08/2015 2:04 pm

Great website, excellent resource.

03/07/2016 10:06 am

This book was necessary for my class.

07/07/2016 7:34 pm

Great book

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