Microprocessor is called as the brain of the computer system. Study of computer engineering won’t be completed without the study of a microprocessor. It is a direct and indirect controller of everything inside the computer system. It is largest complicated digital circuit in the computer system. A complete computer architecture circles around the microprocessor only. Thus, study of microprocessor is essential for computer engineering.
The syllabus focusses basically on the Intel 8086 microprocessor and its supporting chips as well as its programming and the interfacing with various peripheral devices. The modern x86 architecture is completely based on Intel 8086 microprocessor architecture. Thus, this old microprocessor architecture has become the part of syllabus. It forms a base to learn any kind of microprocessor architecture. How generalized microprocessor work, can be easily determined by the study of Intel 8086. In order to learn many concepts of the microprocessor, you need to have the base of subjects like ‘Digital Electronics’ and ‘Computer Organization and Architecture’. As per the syllabus of the University, the learning objectives are given as-1. To learn the architecture and assembly language programming 0f 8086
2. To learn peripherals and their interfacing with 8086 Microprocessor.
3. To study the DOS Internals.
4. To Study NDP and Design of Microprocessor based System.
The DOS internals as well 8251, 8253, 8254, 8255, 8237, 8259, 8279, and 8087 NDP chip plays a major role in the syllabus of the subject.
This subject has 100 marks theory, 25 marks term work as well as 50 marks practical (Microprocessor Interfacing Lab) examination.
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