Advanced Microprocessor - May 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 the block diagram of 80386DX processor and explain each block in brief.(10 marks) 1 (b) Differentiate segmentation in real mode and protected mode.(5 marks) 1 (c) Discuss the register set of 80386 processor. (5 marks) 2 (a) What are the different types of instruction Hazards? Explain in detail.(10 marks) 2 (b) Draw and explain Pentium processor architecture. (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) 4 (a) Compare Super SPARC and Ultra SPARC processor. Draw and explain in brief the Architecture of Super SPARC.(10 marks) 4 (b) Explain the Itanium processor with respect to the instruction format, core pipeline stages and the functionality. (10 marks) 5 (a) Explain the Cache Organization of Pentium processor.(10 marks) 5 (b) Draw and Explain the state diagram of MESI transitions that occur within the Pentium s data cache memory. (10 marks) 6 (a) Explain EFLAGS bits of Pentium.(10 marks) 6 (b) State the features of PCI bus. Draw a work station based on PCI bus and explain.(10 marks)
Write short notes on (any two)
7 (a) Layered architecture of SCSI (10 marks) 7 (b) USB (10 marks) 7 (c) VESA(10 marks)