In Praise of Digital Design and Computer Architecture
Harris and Harris have taken the popular pedagogy from Computer
Organization and Design to the next level of refinement, showing in detail how to build a MIPS microprocessor in both Verilog and VHDL.
Given the exciting opportunity that students have to run large digital designs on modern FGPAs, the approach the authors take in this book is both informative and enlightening.
David A. Patterson
University of California, Berkeley
Digital Design and Computer Architecture brings a fresh perspective to an old discipline. Many textbooks tend to resemble overgrown shrubs, but Harris and Harris have managed to prune away the deadwood while preserving the fundamentals and presenting them in a contemporary context. In doing so, they offer a text that will benefit students interested in designing solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.
University of Idaho
Harris and Harris have a pleasant and informative writing style.
Their treatment of the material is at a good level for introducing students to computer engineering with plenty of helpful diagrams. Combinational circuits, microarchitecture, and memory systems are handled particularly well.
Claremont McKenna College
Harris and Harris have written a book that is very clear and easy to understand. The exercises are well-designed and the real-world examples are a nice touch. The lengthy and confusing explanations often found in similar textbooks are not seen here. It’s obvious that the authors have devoted a great deal of time and effort to create an accessible text.
I strongly recommend Digital Design and Computer Architecture.
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Harris and Harris have created the first book that successfully combines digital system design with computer architecture. Digital Design and
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