Introduction of Intel


Intel 4004 (First
Microprocessor) : 1969
• First Microprocessor
• Revolution from fixed functionality
to variable
• Handled 4 bit data
• Had 46 instructions
• Allowed 4KB of program code and
1KB of data.

Intel 8-bit processors • They are 8008. 8080 and 8085 • They were used – in many early microcomputers – in applications such as electronic instruments and printers .

8088 and 80286 .Intel 16-bit processors • They included 8086.

Intel 32-bit processors • They include 80386 and 80486. • It was compatible with 8088/8086/80286 • 80386DX(DX refers to floating point capability) • 80386SX(SX refers to 16-bit data bus) – It offers 24 bit address bus(16MB physical m/m) • 80386SL(offered several power management options and sleep modes to conserve battery power for laptops) . • First they introduced 80386DX. 80386SX and 80386SL.

Intel 32-bit processor 80486 • 80486DX – Improved with memory cache and math coprocessor • 80486SX – Does not have math coprocessor • Clock doubler/tribler were also released (75% faster than the comparable non-doubled processor) – DX2-66  33MHz – DX2-50  25MHz – DX4-100  25MHz – DX4-75  25MHz .

80386DX .

Features of 80386DX • It supports 8/16/32 bit data operands • It has 32-bit internal registers • It supports 32-bit data bus and 32-bit non-multiplexed address bus • It supports – Physical Address of 4GB – Virtual Address of 64TB – Maximum Segment size of 4GB .

paging and 4 levels of protection • Clock Frequency : 20.Features of 80386DX • It operates in 3 different modes – Real – Protected – Virtual 8086 • MMU provides virtual memory.25 and 33MHz • It has 132 pin package .

Architecture of 80386 UQ: Draw the block diagram of the 80386 DX Processor and explain each block in brief 10 .

Architecture of 80386 Three Sections: Bus Interface units Central Processing Unit Memory Management Unit 11 .

Memory Management Unit 3.Central Processing Unit 2.Architecture of 80386 • The internal architecture of 80386 is divided into three sections: 1.Bus Interface unit 12 .

Central Processing Unit 13 .

– After decoding it is passed to control section for deriving necessary control signals 14 .Central Processing Unit • The CPU is further divided into: – Instruction Unit – Execution Unit • Instruction Unit: – It decodes the opcode bytes received from the 16-byte instruction queue and arranges them into a 3-decoded instruction queue.

Central Processing Unit • Execution Unit: – It has 8 general purpose and 8 special purpose registers which either handles data or addresses – The 64-bit barrel shifter increases the speed of all shift. rotate. multiply and divide operations – The multiply/divide logic implements the bit-shift-rotate algorithms to complete the operations in minimum time(Even 32bit multiplication is done in 1µs) 15 .

divide. – Flags register • Holds status and control information – General-purpose registers • Holds address or data information – Control ROM • Contains microcode sequences that define operations performed by machine instructions – Special multiply. and rotate operations 16 . AND.Central Processing Unit • Element of the EU – Arithmetic/logic unit (ALU) • Performs the operation identified by ADD. and barrel shift hardware • Accelerate multiply. shift. etc. SUB.

Memory Management Unit 17 .

Memory Management Unit • MMU consists of a segmentation unit and paging unit • Segmentation Unit: – It allows the use of two address components segment and offset – for relocability and sharing of data – It allows a maximum segment size of 4GB – It provides a 4-level protection mechanism for protecting and isolating system’s code and data from those of application program 18 .

• Paging Unit – It organizes physical memory in terms of pages of 4KB size – It works under the control of segmentation unit – It converts linear addresses into physical addresses – The control and attribute PLA checks privileges at page level.Memory Management Unit – The limit and attribute PLA checks segment limits and attributes at segment level to avoid invalid accesses to code and data in memory segment. 19 .

• The pipeline/bus size unit handles the control signals for pipelining and dynamic bus sizing units 20 . This controls the access of the bus • The address driver drives the bus enable and address signals A2 – A31.Bus Interface Unit • It has a prioritizer to resolve the priority of various bus requests.

Bus Interface Unit • The data buffers interface the internal data bus with system bus 21 .

NEXT : Signal Interface of 80386DX 22 .