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Assuming all numbers are in 2's complement representation, which of the following numbers is divisible by 11111011?
Answer: (a).11100111
For a pipelined CPU with a single ALU, consider the following situations

1. The j + 1-st instruction uses the result of the j-th instruction
as an operand
2. The execution of a conditional jump instruction
3. The j-th and j + 1-st instructions require the ALU at the same

Which of the above can cause a hazard ?
Answer: (d).All of above
The literal count of a boolean expression is the sum of the number of times each literal appears in the expression. For example, the literal count of (xy + xz') is 4. What are the minimum possible literal counts of the product-of-sum and sum-of-product representations respectively of the function given by the following Karnaugh map ? Here, X denotes "don't care".
Answer: (c).(9, 10)
Consider the ALU shown below. If the operands are in 2's complement representation, which of the following operations can be performed by suitably setting the control lines K and C0 only (+ and - denote addition and subtraction respectively) ?
Answer: (a).A + B, and A - B, but not A + 1
Consider the following circuit composed of XOR gates and non-inverting buffers. The non-inverting buffers have delays d1 = 2 ns and d2 = 4 ns as shown in the figure. Both XOR gates and all wires have zero delay. Assume that all gate inputs, outputs and wires are stable at logic level 0 at time 0. If the following waveform is applied at input A, how many transition(s) (change of logic levels) occur(s) at B during the interval from 0 to 10 ns ?









Answer: (d).4
Consider the grammar rule E → E1 - E2 for arith­metic expressions. The code generated is targeted to a CPU having a single user register. The sub­traction operation requires the first operand to be in the register. If E1 and E2 do not have any com­mon sub expression, in order to get the shortest possible code
Answer: (b).E2 should be evaluated first
If 73x (in base-x number system) is equal to 54y (in base-y number system), the possible values of x and y are
Answer: (d).8, 11
Which of the following addressing modes are suitable for program relocation at run time ?

(i) Absolute addressing
(ii) Based addressing
(iii) Relative addressing
(iv) Indirect addressing
Answer: (c).(ii) and (iii)
Consider the partial implementation of a 2-bit counter using T flip-flops following the sequence 0-2-3-1-0, as shown below. To complete the circuit, the input X should be
Answer: (d).Q1 ⊕ Q2
The microinstructions stored in the control memory of a processor have a width of 26 bits. Each microinstruction is divided into three fields: a micro-operation field of 13 bits, a next address field (X), and a MUX select field (Y). There are 8 status bits in the inputs of the MUX.
How many bits are there in the X and Y fields, and what is the size of the control memory in number of words?
Answer: (a).10, 3, 1024

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