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COMPUTER ORGANIZATION

Questions from University Question Paper for


IV CHAPTER- INPUT/OUTPUT ORGANIZATION

No. Question Year Marks


1. Explain DMA controller in detail. July.07 10
Jan/ 10
Or Feb.04
With the block diagram of a DMA controller. Explain how Jan/ 8
data is transferred between disk and memory. Feb.05
Or
Explain how DMA transfer will improve the data transfer rate July/ 8
in a computer. Aug.04
Or
What is meant by direct memory access (DMA)? Explain the Dec.05 8
use of a DMA controller in a computer system.
2. What is interrupt? Discuss polling and vectored interrupts. July.07 10
Jan/ 10
Or Feb.04
What is interrupt? Explain how multiple devices are handled July.06 6
in interrupts. Jan/ 6
Or Feb.03

What are the sequences of events involved in handling an Dec.05 6


interrupt request (when the interrupts have been enabled)?
Or
Explain the two interrupt priority schemes. Dec.05 6
3. What is bus arbitration? Explain two approaches to handle Dec.06 / 8
bus arbitration. Jan.07

July.06 10
Jan/

Feb.03 8
4. Explain asynchronous bus structure with timing diagram. Dec.06 / 6
Jan.07
5. Write an ISR to read one line from a keyboard using Dec.06 / 6
interrupts on IA-32 processors. Jan.07
Or
Write an ISR to read one line from a keyboard using Dec.05 8
registers. Call it from a main program.
6. Short notes on DMA controller July.06 5
7. What are the two different I/O techniques in which CPU is Jan/ 12
directly involved in data transfer? Feb.05
8. List and explain the sequence of steps that takes place when July/ 12
an interrupt is received by CPU. Aug.04
9. Explain synchronous bus structure with timing diagram. Jan/ 6
Feb.03
Dec.05 4
COMPUTER ORGANIZATION
Questions from University Question Paper for
V CHAPTER- THE MEMORY SYSTEM

No. Question Year Marks


1. Describe the internal organization of a 2M x 8 dynamic July.07 10
memory chip.
Dec.06/ 10
Jan.07
July/ 10
Aug.04
Dec.05 8
2. With the help of a suitable diagram, explain how mapping is July.07 6
performed in direct mapped cache organization.
Dec.05 5
3. Explain any two cache mapping functions. Jan/ 8
Feb.03
4. Explain with a neat diagram how write and read operations Dec.06 / 10
take place in 1k x 1 memory chip. Jan.07
July/ 10
Aug.04
Jan/ 7
Feb.03
5. Write short notes on Dec.06 / 6
i) FLASH memory Jan.07
ii) EPROM and EEPROM
6. Discuss on set associative mapped cache organization. Dec.06 / 8
Jan.07
7. Explain with neat diagram the organization of 16 x 8 memory July.06 8
chip. Jan/ 10
Or Feb.04

Show the organization of bit cells in a 16 x 8 memory chip and Jan/ 10


explain how read and write operations are carried out. Feb.05
8. Explain any two cache mapping functions. July.06 6

9. Explain with neat diagram the virtual memory address July.06 6


translation.
Dec.05 8
10. Write short notes on Read Only Memory. July.06 5
Jan/ 6
Feb.03
Or Jan/ 5
Feb.04
State and explain different types of ROM. July/ 5
Aug.04
11. Write short notes on cache memory. Jan/ 5
Feb.05
12. Write short notes of Flash memory. July/ 5
Aug.04
13. Explain the working of a static RAM cell. Jan/ 5
Feb.03
14. Differentiate between Dec.05 2+1
i) SRAM and DRAM
ii) PROM and EPROM
15. Explain LRU technique used for cache management. Dec.05 4

16. Discuss synchronous DRAM with its block diagram. Jan/ 10


Feb.04

17. Write short notes on SRAMs Jan/ 5


Feb.04

18. Define the term RAM Jan/ 2


Feb.04
COMPUTER ORGANIZATION
Questions from University Question Paper for
VI Chapter – ARITHMETIC

No. Question Year Marks


1. Explain integer division using restoring technique. July.07 6
Or
Explain restoring binary division with a neat diagram. July.06 8
Or
Give the circuit arrangement for binary division. Dec.05 4
2. Write a note on IEEE standard for floating point numbers. July.07 4
Or
State and explain IEEE standards for floating point numbers. Dec.06 / 6
Jan.07
Or July/ 6
Aug.04
Write about IEEE floating point standard. July.06 4
Or
Write short notes on IEEE standard for floating point Dec.06 / 5
numbers. Jan.05
Jan/ 5
Feb.03
3. Discuss Booth Algorithm used for multiplication. July.07 10
Dec.05 8
Or
Explain Booth’s algorithm to multiply two signed integers. Dec.06 / 10
Illustrate with an example. Jan.07
July.06 8
July/ 7
Aug.04
Jan/ 10
Feb.03
4. With a neat diagram explain floating point addition / Dec.06 / 10
subtraction unit. Jan.07
Jan/ 10
Feb.03
5. Explain the working of a 4-bit carry-look-ahead adder. Dec.06 / 8
Jan.05
July/ 7
Aug.04
Dec.05 8
6. Multiply 13 x (-6) using Booth’s algorithm Dec.06 / 6
Jan.05
7. Divide 1110 by 0011 using restoring technique. Dec.06 / 6
Jan.05
8. Given two numbers A=1101 , B=1011 , multiply both the Jan/ 20
numbers using manual multiplication algorithm and show Feb.04
the array implementation. Compare it with binary multiplier.
9. Write short notes on Booth Algorithm. Jan/ 5
Feb.04