CS501 Advance Computer Architecture Assignment No. 3 Solution and Discussion Spring 2017 Due Date: July 13, 2017 

Advance Computer Architecture (CS501)

Assignment # 03 (GRADED)

  Total marks = 20

                                                                                       Deadline Date = 13-07-2017


Please carefully read the following instructions before attempting the assignment.

Assignment Guidelines:

It should be clear that your assignment would not get any credit if:

  • The assignment is submitted after due date.
  • The submitted assignment does not open or file is corrupt.
  • The assignment is copied. Note that strict action would be taken if the submitted assignment is copied from any other student. Both students will be punished severely.


1)      You should consult recommended books to clarify your concepts as handouts are not sufficient.

2)      You are supposed to submit your assignment in .doc or .docx format. Any other formats like scan images, PDF, Zip, rar, bmp etc will not be accepted.

3)      You are advised to upload your assignment at least two days before due date.

Important Note: 

Assignment comprises of 20 Marks. Note that no assignment will be accepted after due date via email in any case (whether it is the case of load shedding or emergency electric failure or internet malfunctioning etc.). Hence, refrain from uploading assignment in the last hour of the deadline, and try to upload Solutions at least 02 days before the deadline to avoid inconvenience later on.

For any query please contact: CS501@vu.edu.pk


The objective of this assignment is to assess understanding of,

  • Designing Parallel I/O Ports
  • NUXI Problem
  • Estimating the Delay Interval



Question # 1:                                                                        12 Marks


Take NUXI Problem in context (as discussed in Lecture # 24) and store the following hexadecimal values (each 4 bytes) into Little-Endian and Big-Endian memory maps.


Hexadecimal Values

(Most Significant to Least Significant)


(lowest to highest address)


(lowest to highest address)

57B1002A h



01234567 h



25267292 h



AA0040BC h



FEBC6012 h



1A4313D4 h







Question # 2:                                                                        8 Marks


Consider a Falcon-A clock operating at a clock frequency of 2 MHz. Also assume that the subi and jnz instructions take 4 and 7 clock periods respectively to execute 65,535 times each, compute the execution time of the loop.


Note: Need to provide complete calculations along with necessary formula(s).






Good Luck

Tags: 13, 2017, 3, Advance, Architecture, Assignment, CS501, Computer, Date:, Discussion, More…Due, July, No., Solution, Spring, and

Views: 377


Replies to This Discussion

ET = CPI x IC x T = CPI x IC / f


CPI: clocks per instruction

IC=instruction count

T=Time period of the clock.

F=Frequency of the clock

ET=0.360 sec




© 2020   Created by Irfan Khan MSCS.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service