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M.Tech. – II Semester Regular Examinations, September, 2008 MICRO COMPUTER SYSTEM DESIGN (Digital Electronics & Communication Systems) Time: 3hours Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks --1. 2.a) b) 3. Describe any three page Replacement Algorithms? Also explain when a page replacement is required? Describe cache memory organization? Explain associative memory organization? With a neat sketch explain floating point multiplication algorithm in a pipelined processors? Give it’s advantages over non pipelined processor? Compare RISC and CISC computer organizations? Discuss about instruction and data caches? Explain with a neat sketch the concept of piplining? Explain how it is incorporated in intel series? What is meant by Branch prediction? How it is dealt by a pipelined processor? Explain about interrupt processing mechanism in Pentium processor? Describe any four types of instruction sets of Pentium processor? Give the Architectural advances of Pentium when compared to 8086? With a neat sketch explain super scalar computer architecture? Write short notes on the following: a) Addressing modes b) Software model of a processor c) DOS and BIOS function calls. ^*^*^ Max. Marks:60
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