ALBOR: um simulador didático para auxiliar no ensino e aprendizagem de instruções Assembly

Marcelo Rafael Borth, Aldo Sergio de Oliveira

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Alunos iniciam e ampliam seus conhecimentos com o hardware a partir da disciplina de Arquitetura de Computadores (AC), sendo que o estudo dessa disciplina é extensivo e complexo. Com o intuito de facilitar o entendimento dos estudantes e contribuir com o corpo docente na tarefa de ministrar aulas mais atrativas utilizam-se simuladores, permitindo que processos difíceis de serem entendidos sejam vistos por meio de vários níveis de abstração. Estudar conceitos complexos a partir de simuladores acelera o entendimento e faz diferença para o aluno prosseguir seus estudos. Seguindo esse princípio, esse artigo apresenta as principais características e recursos de um simulador desenvolvido que realiza simulação da execução das instruções assembly do MIPS. No simulador é possível visualizar graficamente o passo a passo das instruções para a execução de um programa.

Palavras-chave: Simulador. MIPS. Arquitetura de Computadores.

A didatic simulator for support teaching and learning Assembly instructions

Students start and expand their knowledge with the hardware from the discipline of Computer Architecture (CA), and the study of CA is extensive and complex. In order to facilitate the understanding of the students and  to contribute to the training classes a little more easier, is used simulators, allowing processes sometimes difficult to be understood to be seen through several levels of abstraction. Studying complex concepts from a simulator accelerates the understanding and make the difference for the student to continue his studies. Following this principle, this article shows the main characteristics and features of a full-fledged simulator that performs simulation based on the implementation of MIPS assembly instructions. On the simulator it is possible view graphically a step-by-step instructions for execution of a program.

Keywords: Simulator. MIPS. Computer Architecture. 


 


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Simulador; MIPS; Arquitetura de computadores.

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