RISC Processor

Embedded System

This set of Embedded Systems Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “RISC Processor”.

1. Which are the processors based on RISC?
a) SPARC
b) 80386
c) MC68030
d) MC68020

2. What is 80/20 rule?
a) 80% instruction is generated and 20% instruction is executed
b) 80% instruction is executed and 20% instruction is generated
c) 80%instruction is executed and 20% instruction is not executed
d) 80% instruction is generated and 20% instructions are not generated

3. Which of the architecture is more complex?
a) SPARC
b) MC68030
c) MC68030
d) 8086

4. Which is the first company who defined RISC architecture?
a) Intel
b) IBM
c) Motorola
d) MIPS

5. Which of the following processors execute its instruction in a single cycle?
a) 8086
b) 8088
c) 8087
d) MIPS R2000

6. How is memory accessed in RISC architecture?
a) load and store instruction
b) opcode instruction
c) memory instruction
d) bus instruction

7. Which of the following has a Harvard architecture?
a) EDSAC
b) SSEM
c) PIC
d) CSIRAC

8. Which of the following statements are true for von Neumann architecture?
a) shared bus between the program memory and data memory
b) separate bus between the program memory and data memory
c) external bus for program memory and data memory
d) external bus for data memory only

9. What is CAM stands for?
a) content-addressable memory
b) complex addressable memory
c) computing addressable memory
d) concurrently addressable memory

10. Which of the following processors uses Harvard architecture?
a) TEXAS TMS320
b) 80386
c) 80286
d) 8086

11. Which company further developed the study of RISC architecture?
a) Intel
b) Motorola
c) university of Berkeley
d) MIPS

12. Princeton architecture is also known as
a) von Neumann architecture
b) Harvard
c) RISC
d) CISC

13. Who coined the term RISC?
a) David Patterson
b) von Neumann
c) Michael J Flynn
d) Harvard

14. Which of the following is an 8-bit RISC Harvard architecture?
a) AVR
b) Zilog80
c) 8051
d) Motorola 6800

15. Which of the following processors has CISC architecture?
a) AVR
b) Atmel
c) Blackfin
d) Zilog Z80

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