Publisher : Wiley-ISTE
ASIN : B08MBG5SVS
This first work in a five-volume series deals with the general operating principles of the microprocessor. It focuses in particular on the first two generations of this programmable component, that is, those that handle integers in 4- and 8-bit formats. In adopting a historical angle of study, this deliberate decision allows us to return to its basic operation without the conceptual overload of current models. The more advanced concepts, such as the mechanisms of virtual memories and cache memory or the different forms of parallelism, will be detailed in the following volumes with the presentation of subsequent generations, that is, 16-, 32- and 64-bit systems.