Digital Design and Computer Architecture, 2/e(美國原版)

David Harris, Sarah Harris



Digital Design and Computer Architecture

Second Edition

David Money Harris and Sarah L. Harris

"Harris and Harris have taken the popular pedagogy from Computer Organization and Design down 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 at Berkeley, Co-author of Computer Organization and Design

Digital Design and Computer Architecture takes a unique and modern approach to digital design. Beginning with digital logic gates and progressing to the design of combinational and sequential circuits, Harris and Harris use these fundamental building blocks as the basis for what follows: the design of an actual MIPS processor. SystemVerilog and VHDL are integrated throughout the text in examples illustrating the methods and techniques for CAD-based circuit design. By the end of this book, readers will be able to build their own microprocessor and will have a top-to-bottom understanding of how it works. Harris and Harris have combined an engaging and humorous writing style with an updated and hands-on approach to digital design.

This second edition has been updated with new content on I/O systems in the context of general purpose processors found in a PC as well as microcontrollers found almost everywhere. The new edition provides practical examples of how to interface with peripherals using RS232, SPI, motor control, interrupts, wireless, and analog-to-digital conversion. High-level descriptions of I/O interfaces found in PCs include USB, SDRAM, WiFi, PCI Express, and others. In addition to expanded and updated material throughout, SystemVerilog is now featured in the programming and code examples (replacing Verilog), alongside VHDL. This new edition also provides additional exercises and a new appendix on C programming to strengthen the connection between programming and processor architecture.

SECOND Edition Features


  • Covers the fundamentals of digital logic design and reinforces logic concepts through the design of a MIPS microprocessor.


  • Features side-by-side examples of the two most prominent Hardware Description Languages (HDLs)-SystemVerilog and VHDL-which illustrate and compare the ways each can be used in the design of digital systems.


  • Includes examples throughout the text that enhance the reader's understanding and retention of key concepts and techniques.


  • Companion Web site includes links to CAD tools for FPGA design from Altera and Mentor Graphics, lecture slides, laboratory projects, and solutions to exercises.

David Money Harris Professor of Engineering, Harvey Mudd College

Sarah L. Harris Associate Professor of Engineering, Harvey Mudd College








  • Updated based on instructor feedback with more exercises and new examples of parallel and advanced architectures, practical I/O applications, embedded systems, and heterogeneous computing
  • Presents digital system design examples in both VHDL and SystemVerilog (updated for the second edition from Verilog), shown side-by-side to compare and contrast their strengths
  • Includes a new chapter on C programming to provide necessary prerequisites and strengthen the connection between programming and processor architecture
  • Companion Web site includes links to Xilinx CAD tools for FPGA design, lecture slides, laboratory projects, and solutions to exercises.
  • Instructors can also register at for access to:
  • Solutions to all exercises (PDF)
  • Lab materials with solutions
  • HDL for textbook examples and exercise solutions
  • Lecture slides (PPT)
  • Sample exams
  • Sample course syllabus
  • Figures from the text (JPG, PPT)




大衛·蒙尼·哈里斯(David Money Harris)和莎拉·L·哈里斯(Sarah L. Harris)

- 大衛·A·帕特森(David A. Patterson),加州大學伯克利分校,《計算機組織與設計》合著者


第二版新增了有關通用目的處理器中的I/O系統的內容,以及幾乎無處不在的微控制器。新版提供了實際的示例,展示了如何使用RS232、SPI、馬達控制、中斷、無線和模數轉換等與外設進行接口。書中還介紹了PC中的I/O接口,包括USB、SDRAM、WiFi、PCI Express等。除了全書的擴充和更新,SystemVerilog現在在編程和代碼示例中得到了展示(取代了Verilog),同時還有VHDL。本版還提供了更多的練習題和一個關於C編程的新附錄,以加強編程和處理器架構之間的聯繫。


- 涵蓋數位邏輯設計的基礎知識,並通過設計MIPS微處理器來強化邏輯概念。
- 同時展示了兩種最常用的硬體描述語言(HDL)SystemVerilog和VHDL的示例,以比較和對比它們在數位系統設計中的使用方式。
- 書中的示例增強了讀者對關鍵概念和技術的理解和記憶。
- 附帶網站提供了從Altera和Mentor Graphics獲取FPGA設計的CAD工具連結、講義幻燈片、實驗項目和練習題解答。


根據教師的反饋,第二版進行了更新,增加了更多的練習和並行和高級架構的新示例,實用的I/O應用,嵌入式系統和異構計算。書中以VHDL和SystemVerilog(第二版更新為Verilog)展示了數位系統設計的示例,並且並排顯示以比較和對比它們的優勢。還新增了一章關於C編程,以提供必要的先備知識,並加強編程和處理器架構之間的聯繫。附帶網站提供了Xilinx FPGA設計的CAD工具連結、講義幻燈片、實驗項目和練習題解答。