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x86 PC: Assembly Language, Design, and Interfacing, The, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Muhammad Ali Mazidi, Janice G. Mazidi, Danny Causey

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jun 12, 2009

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For courses in Computer Interfacing, Intel 16-32 Bit Chips, Pentium Chip, Microprocessors 16 and 32-bit Chips, and Intel 8086/8088/80x86 core texts.


Praised by experts for its clarity and topical breadth, this visually appealing, comprehensive source on PCs uses an easy-to-understand, step-by-step approach to teaching the fundamentals of 80x86 assembly language programming and PC architecture. This edition has been updated to include coverage of the latest 64-bit microprocessor from Intel and AMD, the multi core features of the new 64-bit microprocessors, and programming devices via USB ports.


Offering students a fun, hands-on learning experience, the text uses the Debug utility to show what action the instruction performs, then provides a sample program to show its application. Reinforcing concepts with numerous examples and review questions, its oversized pages delve into dozens of related subjects, including DOS memory map, BIOS, microprocessor architecture, supporting chips, buses, interfacing techniques, system programming, memory hierarchy, DOS memory management, tables of instruction timings, hard disk characteristics, and more.


Table of Contents

Part I: Assembly Language Programming on the IBM PC, PS and Compatibles

Introduction to Computing

1. The 80x86 Microprocessor

2. Assembly Language Programming

3. Arithmetic and Logic Instructions and Programs

4. BIOS and DOS Programming in Assembly and C

5. Macros and the Mouse

6. Signed Numbers, Strings, and Tables

7. Modules; Modular and C Programming

8. 32-Bit Programming for 386 and 486 Machines


Part II: Design and Interfacing of the IBM PC, PS and Compatibles

9. 8088/86 Microprocessors and Supporting Chips

10. 80286 Microprocessor and Supporting Chips

11. Memory and Memory Interfacing

12. I/0, 8255 and Device Interfacing

13. 8253/54 Timer and Music

14. Interrupts and the 8259 Chip

15. Direct Memory Accessing; the 8237 DMA Chip

16. Video and Video Adapters

17. Serial Data Communication and the 16550/8250/51 Chips

18. Keyboard and Printer Interfacing

19. Floppy Disks, Hard Disks, and Files

20. The 80x87 Math Coprocessor

21. 386 Microprocessor: Real vs. Protected Mode

22. High-Speed Memory Interfacing and Cache

23. 486, Pentium, Pentium Pro and MMX

24. MS DOS Structure, TSR, and Device Drivers

25. MS DOS Memory Management

26. IC Technology and System Design

27. ISA, EISA, MCA, Local, and PCI BUS

28. Programming DOS, BIOS, Hardware with C/C++



A: Debug Programming

B: 80x86 Instructions and Timing

C: Assembler Directives and Naming Rules

D: DOS Interrupt 21H and 33H Listing

E: BIOS Interrupts

F: ASCII Codes

G: I/O Address Maps


I: Data Sheets


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