ECSE 221 - Winter 2009 Midterm

ECSE 221 - Winter 2009 Midterm - Name:_ Student ID:_ McGill...

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Name:______________________________ Student ID:________________ Page 1 of 2 McGill University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ECSE 221 Introduction to Computer Engineering I Mid Term Exam Examiner: F.P. Ferrie Date: February 20, 2009 Unless otherwise indicated, answer all questions in the workbook provided. Closed book examination, calculators permitted (Faculty Standard only). Question 1 A particular microprocessor has a register size of 24-bits. What is the range of signed integers that can be represented using this size assuming 2’s complement? [2 points] Question 2 The same microprocessor represents floating-point numbers using an IEEE 754 like scheme. Assuming that the mantissa can represent a minimum of 5 significant figures (Base-10), determine the range of real numbers that can be represented using this scheme. [2 points] Question 3 Encode the number 2.54 x 10 -16 using the scheme in Question 2. Express your answer in hexadecimal notation. If you are unsure of how to answer this, you may encode using IEEE 754
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