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Fourth Semester B.E. Degree Examination, June 2012 Computer Organization


Time: 3 hrs .

Max. Marks: JOO

Note: Answer FIVE full questions, selecting at least TWO questions from each part.
PART-A Define and ex plain briefly the following: i) C lock rate ii ) C ISC iii) RISC iv) Basic performance equation. D escribe the bas ic funct io na l units of a co mputer w ith a neat diagram.



(12 Marks) (08 Marks)

a. b.

What are gene ric addressing modes? Write dow n the assembler syntax a nd addressing function. (10 Ma rks) Expla in the fo llowing wit h refe re nce to subro utines: i) S ubroutine nesting a nd the processor stack ; ii) Parameter passing : iii) Stack frame.
(10 Marks)

a. b. c. a. b. c.

What is an exce ption? Describe the different kinds of exception. How do you e nable and disable interrupts? D efine privileged instruction and explain how privi lege except ion occurs. Explain the use of a PCI bus in a computer syste m w ith a neat ske tch. Draw the diagram of uni versal serial bus tree structure. Serial po rt ii) Paralle l port De fine the following: i) iii) SCS I iv) USB.

(10 Marks) (OS Marks) (OS Marks) (08 Marks) (04 Marks) (08 Marks)

a. b. c. d.

PART-B Draw a neat block diagram of me mo ry hierarc hy in a co mpute r system. Discuss the variatio n of s ize, speed and cost per bit in the hierarc hy. (07 Marks) What are static and dynamic R AMS? Expla in. (OS Marks) Define memory late ncy and band wid th of a sync hronous DRAM memory unit. (04 Marks) Define a nd exp la in the following : i) Static memories ii) Memory access time iii) RAM iv) Memory cyc le time. (04 Marks)
Draw the block diag ram of v irtual me mory organization. (04 Marks) Explain the virtual- memory address translation with a neat diagram. (10 Marks) Discuss the organization and accessing of data on a disk. (04 Marks) A 3.5 inc h (diameter) hig h-capac ity, high-data-rate-disk has the fo llow ing parame ters. There are 20 data-recording surfaces with 15000 tracks per surface. There is an average of 400 sectors per track and each sector contains 5 12 bytes of data. Calcu late the total capac ity of formatted disk. (02 Marks) Discuss Booth a lgorith m by multiplying the numbers -13 and +II. E xpla in bit pair recoding technique by multiplying the num bers + 13 a nd -6. Explain resto ring division using a 4 -bit example.
(08 Marks) (06 Marks) (06 Marks)

a. b. c. d.

a. b. c. a. b.

Draw the three-bus organizatio n of the data path and describe in detail. (10 Marks) With a neat sketc h, explain the bas ic organization of a micro programmed control unit.
(10 Marks)

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