A Practitioner's Guide to RISC Microprocessor Architecture
Patrick H. StakemISBN: 0471130184; 9780471130185;
Here is an up-to-date, single-source book that offers a complete overview of RISC technology—as design philosophy, market force, and technology driver. Through its comprehensive coverage, information technology professionals and advanced students learn the fundamentals of RISC design, as well as the trade-offs, limitations, speed, cost, complexity, and implementations of the various architectures. Built on an overall structure that carefully balances theory and practice, this unique book reviews the basics and background of the technology, and then continues with specific case study examples that compare and contrast different implementations. Approaches RISC as a design philosophy and discusses such architectural topics as superscalar, superpipelining, and very-long-instruction-word (VLIW) techniques Examines all the major chip architectures for current and emerging chip systems—more than 25 different chip families are explored, compared, and...