Advanced Microprocessor - Dec 2013
Computer Engineering (Semester 6)
TOTAL MARKS: 100
TOTAL TIME: 3 HOURS (1) Question 1 is compulsory.
(2) Attempt any four from the remaining questions.
(3) Assume data wherever required.
(4) Figures to the right indicate full marks. 1 (a) Draw and explain the various instruction format of SPARC processor. (10 marks) 1 (b) Explain the protection mechanism of X 86 Intel family microprocessor.(10 marks) 2 (a) Explain segment translation mechanism with flowchart. Also explain segment descriptor.(10 marks) 2 (b) Explain the Cache Organization of Pentium processor.(10 marks) 3 (a) Explain dynamic branch prediction logic of Pentium processor. (10 marks) 3 (b) Explain different stages of integer pipeline and floating point pipeline of Pentium processor.(10 marks)
Write short notes on:-
4 (a) USB(5 marks) 4 (b) Data types supported by SPARC(5 marks) 4 (c) VESA(5 marks) 4 (d) CALL get Mechanism(5 marks) 5 (a) Draw the block diagram of 80386DX processor and explain each block in brief. (10 marks) 5 (b) State the features of PCI bus. Draw a work station based on PCI bus and explain. (10 marks) 6 (a) Compare Super SPARC and Ultra SPARC processor. Draw and explain in brief the Architecture of Super SPARC.(10 marks) 6 (b) Explain how the flushing of pipeline is minimize in Pentium architecture. Enlist the instruction pairing rules of U and V pipeline in Pentium. (10 marks) 7 (a) Explain Intel's net burst micro architecture with diagram. (10 marks) 7 (b) Explain the Itanium processor with respect to the instruction format, core pipeline stages and the functionality. (10 marks)