A microprocessor is an electronic component that is used by a computer to do its work. It is a central processing unit on a single integrated circuit chip containing millions of very small components including transistors, resistors, and diodes that work together.
Mode Of Examination
Number Of Question: 100 (1 Marks Each)
Total Time: 120 Min
8086/88 Instruction Set and Assembler Directives:
Addressing modes, instruction formats, and assembler directives of 8086 and 8088.
Special Architectural Features and Related Programming:
Assemblers, stacks, interrupts, maskable and non maskable interrupts, interrupt service routines, macros, timings and delays.
Basic Peripherals and their Interfacing with 8086/88:
Semiconductor memory, dynamic RAM and I/O port interfacing, interfacing of analog to digital data converters and vice versa, operation and stepper motor interfacing of 8255.
Special Purpose Programmable Peripheral devices and their Interfacing:
Programmable interrupt controllers like 8254, 8259A, 8251 and keyboard controller 8279.
DMA, Floppy Disk and CRT Controllers:
DMA controllers and interfaces like 8237-1 and 8237-2.
Various interconnection topologies, numeric processors like 8087-1 and 8087-2, I/O processor like 8089 and other tightly coupled and loosely coupled systems.
80286-80287–A Microprocessor with Memory Management and Protection:
Features, architecture, addressing modes, interfacing, privilege, protection and other special operations of 80286 and 80287.
32-bit Processors-80386, 80387 and 80486:
Features, architecture, register organisation, addressing modes, instruction set, paging and segmentation on 32 bit processors 80386, 80387 and 80486.
Recent Advancements in Microprocessor Architecture:
Architecture and instruction sets of various pentium and intel processors like intel MMX, pentium pro and pentium II.
Pentium 4 processor:
features, instruction set, memory sytem, hyperthreading and branch prediction of pentium 4 processor.
Architecture and design issues of RISC and CISC processors.
Architecture, register set, instruction set, addressing modes, interrupt, stacks and serial communication unit of 8051 microcontroller.