This textbook provides a perfect amalgam of the basics of computer architecture, intricacies of modern assembly languages and advanced concepts such as multiprocessor memory systems and I/O technologies. It shows the design of a processor from first principles including its instruction set, assembly-language specification, functional units, micro programmed implementation and 5-stage pipeline. Computer Organization and Architecture can serve as a textbook in both basic as well as advanced courses on computer architecture, systems programming, and microprocessor design. Additionally, it can also serve as a reference book for courses on digital electronics and communication.
Balanced presentation of theoretical, qualitative and quantitative aspects of computer architectureExtensive coverage of the ARM and x86 assembly languagesExtensive software support: Instruction set emulators, assembler, Logisim and VHDL design of the Simple Risc processor