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Chapter 2 Introduction to Computer Architecture and Assembly Language. Computer Architecture. Interface between hardware and the lowest level of software Assembly language programmer’s view of the processor 3 major components of a computer 1. CPU (Central Process Unit) 2. Memory
Computer Architecture Interface between hardware and the lowest level of software Assembly language programmer’s view of the processor 3 major components of a computer 1. CPU (Central Process Unit) 2. Memory 3. I/O Devices The components are interconnected by System Bus.
Assembly Language A low-level, human-readable representation of the binary code executed by a computer. A language that controls the primitive operations on binary data. Basic operations include data movement, addition, subtraction, comparison, shifting and branching.
Computer Architecture- Languages Applications HHL Complier Assembly Language Assembler Machine Language High Level Language Low Level language Hardware Assembly Language C, JAVA Word, Excel
Address Address Address path (Address bus) Memory Central Processor Unit (CPU) Instruction Data Data path (Data bus) Data Data Von Neumann Machine(Stored Program Computer) • The common memory system stores both the instructions and the data.
4 27 9 6 14 32 Memory Address transferred from CPU Address 0000 0001 • Array of cells storing data (data/instructions), each cell has an unique address • Address port, data port, control signals. • Read cycle: data at the specified memory address is placed on the data bus. • Write cycle: data on the data bus is written into the specified memory location. 0002 Read Write Data Data transferred between CPU and memory
Central Processor Unit (CPU) • Responsible for reading instructions from the memory and executing them. • Address path: used by CPU to provide memory address of instruction or data to the memory. • Data path: used by CPU/memory to transfer data.
Basic von Neumann Instruction Format • An instruction consists of operation code and the operand address • Could have more than one addresses, later … • Operation code (op-code): defines what the instruction does. • Operand address (address): where the operand is located – referred to as the address field Operand address Operation Code
Von Neumann machinein Pseudo code Von Neumann machine operates in a two-phase mode, fetch/execute cycles. Module Von_Neumann I := 0 Repeat Fetch an instruction from memory location I I := I + 1 Execute the instruction Forever END Von_Neumann
Pseudo code for execution Module Execute the instruction Decode the instruction IF instruction requires data, THEN Fetch the data from the memory END_IF Perform operation defined by instruction IF instruction requires data to be saved, THEN Save the data in memory END_IF End Execute the instruction
Memory Read Read Read CPU C := A+B Instruction 5 A 6 B Write 11 C Information Flow between CPU and Memory
CPU Components • Arithmetic and logic unit (ALU): calculation • Control unit (CU): interprets the instruction Memory CPU Address Address Address bus Instruction Instruction : Data : Registers Control bus CU ALU Data bus Data Data
CPU Components • Registers: temporary storage • Program counter (PC): holds the address of the next instruction to be executed. • Instruction register (IR): holds instruction • Data registers: hold data • Address registers: hold addresses • Condition code register (CCR): flag bits • Updated to reflect operation result • Used to change flow of program • MAR, MBR, PSW, etc. (later)
Register Transfer Language (RTL) • A simple language to describe the operations carried out by CPU. • We will use it to describe the function of instruction •  or [M(4)] means the content of memory location 4. • [M(6)] = 4 means the content of memory location 6 is the value 4. • [M(6)] <- 4 means assigning the number 4 to the memory location 6.
Assembly Language • A form of the native language of a computer in which - machine code instructions are represented by mnemonics e.g., MOVE, ADD, SUB - addresses and constants are usually written in symbolic form e.g., NEXT, BACK_SP
MC68000 Assembler • Valid symbolic name contains up to 8 letters or number. • Name starts with letter. • TempVa123, TempVa127 are recognized as TempVa12 by assembler
Files Created by Assembler Listing File Source File Assembler Editor Binary File • Binary file or object file is recognized by machine. • Listing file contains the information of program assembling. • If a program written in more than one files, LINKER is needed to link the object files together before execution.
Assembly Language Program • Two types of statements 1. Executable instructions 2. Assembler directives • Executable instruction - translated into machine code by assembler - tells the machine what to do at execution
Assembly Language Program • Assembler directives - tell assembler what to do when program assembled - are not translated into machine code, they are non-executable. E.g., EQU, DC, DS, ORG, END
Assembly Language Program • Program written in 4 columns: [label] instruction [operand] [comment] - Label: begins in column 1 programmer-defined reference to a line • $50 is 5016, %10 is 00000010, 50 is 5010. • Longword 32-bit, Word 16-bit, Byte 8-bit. • A line begins with an ‘*’ in its first column is a comment -> ignored by the assembler
Sample Program BACK_SP EQU $08 ASCII code for backspace DELETE EQU $01 ASCII code for delete CAR_RET EQU $0D ASCII code for carriage return ORG $00400 Data origin LINE DS.B 64 Reserve 64 bytes for line buffer * Input a character and store it in a buffer ORG $001000 Program origin LEA LINE,A2 NEXT BSR GET_DATA CMP.B #BACK_SP,D1 BEQ MOVE_LEFT CMP.B #DELETE,D1 BEQ CANCELL CMP.B #CAR_RET,D1 BEQ EXIT MOVE.B D1,(A2)+ BRA NEXT MOVE_LEFT LEA -1(A2),A2 BRA NEXT CANCEL LEA LINE,A2 BRA NEXT GET_DATA MOVE #5,D1 TRAP #15 RTS EXIT STOP #$2700 END
How Assembler Works • Two-pass assembler • Source program scanned twice before producing the object code • LC: Assembler’s simulation of PC • When an assembly program is assembled, LC is used to keep track of the “memory location” at which an instruction would be should that instruction be executed. • So that machine code can be generated correctly from assembly code.
How Assembler Works • Pass I: • Search source program for symbol definitions and enter these into symbol table • Pass II: • Use symbol table constructed in Pass I and op-code table to generate machine code equivalent to source
Pass I (Simplified) START [LC] <- 0 Fetch Next Instruction Y END? PASS II N Y Label? Add Label to Symbol Table w/ [LC] as its value Increment [LC] Accordingly N
Op-code Lookup Pass II (Simplified) START [LC] <- 0 Fetch Next Instruction Y END? STOP N Generate Machine Code Increment [LC] Accordingly Symbol Table Lookup
Machine Code Assembly Code LC 1 OPT CRE 2 00000019 A: EQU 25 3 00001000 ORG $1000 4 00001000 00000004 M: DS.W 2 5 00001004 00001008 N: DC.L EXIT 6 00001008 2411 EXIT: MOVE.L (A1),D2 7 0000100A 139A2000 MOVE.B (A2)+,(A1,D2) 8 0000100E 06450019 ADDI.W #A,D5 9 00001012 67000008 BEQ DONE 10 00001016 90B81004 SUB.L N,D0 11 0000101A 60EC BRA EXIT 12 0000101C 4E722700 DONE: STOP #$2700 13 00001000 END $1000 Lines: 13, Errors: 0, Warnings: 0. SYMBOL TABLE INFORMATION Symbol-name Type Value Decl Cross reference line numbers A EQU 00000019 2 8. DONE LABEL 0000101C 12 9. EXIT LABEL 00001008 6 5, 11. M LABEL 00001000 4 * * NOT USED * * N LABEL 00001004 5 10. Example What we care in the symbol table
EQU (EQUate)• Link a name to a value • The code doesn’t need modified, even if the length and the width changed, • It tells reader how the Area is computed. Length EQU 30 Width EQU 25 Area EQU Length*Width
ORG (ORiGin) • Sets up value of location counter (LC) • LC: Assembler’s simulation of PC
0A 42 00 0A 12 34 DC (Define a Constant)• Define and initialize a variable• Qualified by .B, .W, or .L (byte, word, or longword) • Loads constant into the memory in hexadecimal • A 16-bit word should not be stored across the even boundary, e.g. at 1001 Memory Map : 001000 001001 ORG $00001000 FIRST DC.B 10,66 DC.L $0A1234 ... 001002 001003 001004 001005 : :
* The memory is addressable by byte, but * the data is fetched in word, 16 bits. ORG $1000 FIRST DC.B 10,66 SECOND DC.B 20 DATA DC.L $ABCD STOP #$2700 END $1000 >md 1000 001000 0A 42 14 00 00 00 AB CD 4E 72 27 00 00 00 00 00. Demonstration
DS (Define Storage)• Reserves (allocates) storage location in memory• Similar to DC, but no values stored• DC: set up values in memory locations• DS: reserve memory space for variables• Example on page 68
Example 01000 TABLE ORG $001000 TABLE DS.W 256 POINTER_1 DS.L 1 VECTOR_1 DS.L 1 INIT DC.W 0,$FFFF … ORG $018000 ENTRY LEA ACIAC,A0 MOVE.B #SETUP1,(A0) 011FF 01200 POINTER_1 01201 01202 01203 01204 VECTOR_1 01205 01206 01207 01208 00 INIT 01209 00 FF 0120A 0120B FF 0120C 18000 41 ENTRY F9 18001
More on Instruction Format • An instruction is an op-code followed by address(es) • Address means any address in system • General Instruction Formats • Four-address format [Op-code | Src1 | Src2 | Dst | NextInstr] x = y + z Src1: y, Src2: z, Dst: x
More on Instruction Format • General Instruction Formats (Cont’d) • Three-address format [Op-code | Src1 | Src2 | Dst] Use programcounter for next instruction • Two-address format [Op-code | Src1 | Src2 (and Dst)] x = y + x Src1: y, Src2 and Dst: x 68000 uses two-address format
More on Instruction Format • General Instruction Formats (Cont’d) • One-address format [Op-code | Src1] Accumulator (AC) is Src2 and DST [AC] = [AC] + y • Zero-address format [Op-code] Use stack Post-order expression
Example • I = J + K • Four-address format ADD J, K, I, NEXT ; I = J + K ; next instruction in location NEXT • Three-address format ADD J, K, I ; I = J + K ; next instruction in PC • Two-address format MOVE J, I ; I = J ADD K, I ; I = K + I How about: ADD K, J MOVE J, I
Example • I = J + K • One-address format LOAD J ; AC = J ADD K ; AC = J + K STORE I ; I = AC • Zero-address format, postfix: I = JK+ LOAD J ; push J onto stack LOAD K ; push K onto stack ADD ; pop and add J and K, result on top STORE I ; pop stack top to I
More Examples I = J + K + L I = J + K * L I = (J + K) * L I = (J + K) * L – M I = J + K * L – M I = J + K * (L – M) I = (J + K) * (L – M)