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1. What are K maps? Explain its use with example

2. Explain SR Flip flop

3. What is latch, explain all its properties.

4. Explain MUX, draw 16:, 8:1, 4:1 mux using logic gates along with its truth table

5. Compare sequential vs Combinational circuit

6. Explain types of counters in details

7. Explain the construction and working of half adder and full adder, draw its logic diagram using
basic gates.

8. What are Boolean function? How are they useful in representing, constructing, and simplifying
electronic circuits

9. Explain demultiplexer with suitable example

10. Problem based on combinational circuit

11. Binary and decimal conversions

12. Problem on Algebric simplification, draw truth table for given expression.

13. Explain encoder with suitable example

14. Explain decoder with suitable example

15. Explain JK Flip flop with its implementation

16. Explain D Flip flop with its implementation

17. What is registers? Explain its type in details

18. Explain basic function of computer system

19. What is I/O module? Explain all its functions. Also draw block semantic of I/O module.

20. Write short notes on PCI bus

21. Compare SRAM vs DRAM

22. Explain different RAID Level in details

23. Explain memory hierarchy with suitable example

24. What is cache memory? Explain principle and structure of cache memory with suitable
diagram

25. Explain RISC and CISC architecture in details

26. Explain organization, working and functions of SRAM and DRAM

27. Discuss the function of I/O module

28. Explain in details programmed I/O and interrupt driven I/O techniques.

29. Explain Direct Memory Access in details

30. Explain virtual memory its use and application

31. Compare and contrast DMA, programmed I/O and Interrupt driven I/O

32. Explain the structure of PCI bus

33. Explain Interleaved and Associative memory

34. explain Nonvolatile memory in details

35. What is cache memory? Explain elements of Cache design

36. Give Characteristics of I/O Channel

37. List and explain different addressing mode with suitable example

38. What is pipelining? Explain six stage instruction pipeline with suitable diagram

39. Discuss various addressing modes with example

40. Write short notes on Loop buffer

41. Explain RISC and CISC architecture in details

42. Explain Flynn’s classification with suitable diagram & also comment of the design issue of
pipeline architecture

43. Differentiate RISC & CISC

44. Explain different categories of computer system as proposed by flynn

45. What for is instruction pipelining is required? Explain 6 stage instruction pipelining

46. Explain register indirect addressing mode

47. write short notes on RISC and CISC

48. Explain flynn’s classification of parallel processing

49. One of the major problem in designing an instruction pipeline is assuring steady flow of
instruction to the initial stage of the pipeline, how would you deal with the conditional
branches?

50. explain characteristics & functions Instruction Set

51. explain addressing modes & formats Instruction set

52. Explain CPU structure and Function

53. Short notes on Instruction Cycle

54. Short notes Instruction Pipelining

55. Superscalar versus super pipelined

56. Explain Superscalar Execution and Implementation

57. Differentiate between micro programmed and hardwired control

58. write short notes on micro programmed control

59. write short notes on hardwired control

60. Explain the role of control unit in a CPU, Explain th hardwired implementation of the CPU

61. Depict diagrammatically a micro programmed Control Unit

62. Write short notes on Micro-operations

63. Write short notes on Hardwired Implementation

64. Write short notes on SIMO and MIMO

65. Explain Distributed memory.

66. Explain UMA, NUMA NORMA

67. What are the types of Parallel Processor Systems? Explain in brief

68. Write short notes on ring network, crossbar, mesh, and tree.

69. Write short notes on Interconnection networks

70. What is cluster? Explain cluster Configurations

71. Explain Cluster Computer Architecture

72. Explain following term with suitable diagram SISD,SIMD MISD, MIMD