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Author Skrien, Dale
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2001
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Computer architecture simulator ♦ Education
Abstract CPU Sim 3.1 is an educational software package written in Java foruse in CS3 courses. CPU Sim provides students an active learningenvironment in which they can design, modify, and compare variouscomputer architectures at the register-transfer level and higher.They can run assembly language or machine language programs forthose architectures through simulation. CPU Sim is a completedevelopment environment, including dialog boxes for designing theCPU architecture, a text editor for editing assembly languageprograms, an assembler, several display windows for viewing theregisters and RAMs during the execution of programs, and manydebugging features such as the ability to step forward or backwardduring execution, inspecting and optionally changing the values inthe registers and RAMs after each step. These features andsuggested uses of CPU Sim in CS3 classes are discussed.
ISSN 15314278
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2001-12-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15314278
Journal Journal on Educational Resources in Computing (JERIC)
Volume Number 1
Issue Number 4
Page Count 14
Starting Page 46
Ending Page 59


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Source: ACM Digital Library