V22.0436 - Prof. Grishman

Lecture 7 - MIPS instruction set

[finish up-down counter]

[discuss Logisim wire bundles, as needed for next assignment]

MIPS architecture (text, chapter 2)

Simple structure of  MIPS: Sharp contract with CISC (complex instruction set) architectures such as the Intel 80x86 (sec. 2.17) Focus in RISC on simple, fast instructions for common operations
    ... will return to performance issues later in semester

MIPS assembly language

MIPS Simulator

  Patterson & Hennesey provide an assembler/simulator for MIPS, called SPIM;  the version for Windows is PCSpim.  It is included on the CD which comes with the text.  The simulator is described in Appendix B, section B-9;  the simulator itself is available at the 'Software' tab on the CD.