01(241) - 16.317 Microprocessor Systems Design I M Geiger Spring 2012 Lecture 2 Key Questions 4 7 What does it mean for data to be aligned What is

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1 16.317: Microprocessor Systems Design I Spring 2012 Lecture 2: Key Questions January 25, 2012 1. Briefly describe each of the six functional units in the 80386DX internal architecture.
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16.317: Microprocessor Systems Design I M. Geiger Spring 2012 Lecture 2: Key Questions 2 2. What are the general aspects of a processor’s “software model”? 3. Briefly describe the registers of the 80386DX.
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16.317: Microprocessor Systems Design I M. Geiger Spring 2012 Lecture 2: Key Questions 3 4. Explain how the 80386DX address space is organized. 5. What are the different accessible data sizes on the 80386DX? 6. What is “little endian” data?
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Unformatted text preview: 16.317: Microprocessor Systems Design I M. Geiger Spring 2012 Lecture 2: Key Questions 4 7. What does it mean for data to be aligned? What is the impact of mis-aligned data? 8. Example: Given the figure shown below (Fig. 2.5b), write the full data word in hexadecimal. Is this word aligned? 9. Example: Given the double word in this figure (Figure 2.7a), write the full double-word in hexadecimal. Is this double word aligned? 16.317: Microprocessor Systems Design I M. Geiger Spring 2012 Lecture 2: Key Questions 5 Fig. 2.1: 80386DX internal architecture Fig. 2.2: Real-mode software model of the 80386DX microprocessor...
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