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Code No: RA210505 RA

II B.Tech II Semester Regular Examinations, Apr/May 2007


COMPUTER ORGANIZATION
(Computer Science & Engineering)
Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks
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1. (a) Give means to identify on whether or not has overflow has occurred in 2s
complement addition or subtraction operations. Take one example for each
possible situation and explain. Assume 4 bit registers. Let If overflow register

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E is also considered, check whether the result is corrector not [6]

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(b) Represent -32.75 and 18.125 in single precision IEEE 754 representation. [10]

2. Explain with a block diagram the general structure of a CPU along with registers

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and ALU. Also, explain what is a control word and relate it with the functioning
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of the CPU. [16]

3. (a) What are the design goals for a designer while deciding a hardwired or micro-
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programmed CU for a CPU. [8]
(b) Explain nanoinstructions and nanometry. Why do we need them. [8]
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4. (a) What is the use of fast multiplication circuits. Write about array multipliers.
[8]
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(b) Explain booths algorithm with its theoretical basis [8]


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5. (a) What is the functioning of a Flash Memory? Explain. [8]


(b) Give the detailed picture of Memory Hierarchy. [8]
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6. What are the different kinds of I/O Communication techniques? What are the
relative advantages and disadvantages? Compare and contrast all techniques. [16]
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7. What is pipelining? Explain pipeline processing with an example. [16]

8. (a) Explain how Flynn classified the processors into different streams by giving
an example for each stream.
(b) Explain tightly coupled and loosely coupled systems with suitable examples.
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