**Previous year placement papers**:

**SECTION 1 -- BASIC DIGITAL SECTION **

1. In order to find out stack fault of a three input

nand gate how many necessary input vectors are needed ?

2. What is parity generation ?

3. A nand gate becomes ___ gate when used with negative logic ?

4. What is the advantage of cmos over nmos ?

5. What is the advantage of syncronous circuits over

asynchronous circuits ?

6. What is the function of ALE in 8085 ?

7. A voice signal sample is stored as one byte.

Frequency range is 16 Hz to 20 Hz. What is the

memorysize required to store 4 minutes voice signal?

8. What will the controller do before interrupting CPU?

9. In a normalised floating point representation,

mantissa is represented using 24 bits and exponent

with 8 bits using signed representation. What is range?

10. The stack uses which policy out of the following--

LIFO, FIFO, Round Robin or none of these ?

11. Where will be the actual address of the subroutine

is placed for vectored interrupts?

12. Give the equivalent Gray code reprasentation of

AC2H.

13.What is the memory space required if two unsigned 8

bit numbers are multiplied ?

14. The vector address of RST 7.5 in 8085 processor is_______.

Ans. 003C (multiply 7.5 by 8 and convert to hex)

15. Subtract the following hexadecimal numbers--- 8416

- 2A16

16. Add the following BCD numbers--- 1001 and 0100

17. How much time does a serial link of 64 Kbps take

to transmit a picture with 540 pixels.

18. Give the output when the input of a D-flip flop is

tied to the output through the XOR gate.

19. Simplify the expression AB + A( B + C ) + B ( B +

C )

20. Determine the logic gate to implement the

foolowing terms--ABC, A+B+C

21. Implement the NOR gate as an inverter.

22. What is the effect of temperature on the Icb in a

transistor

23. What is the bit storage capacity of a ROM with a

512*4 organisation?

24. What is the reason of the refresh operation in

dynamic RAM's ?

25. Suppose that the D input of a flip flop changes

from low to high in the middle of a clock

pulse.Describe what happens if the flip flop is a

positive edge triggered type?

26. How many flip flops are required to produce a

divide by 32 device ?

27. An active HIGH input S-R latch has a 1 on the S

input and a 0 on the R input. What state is the latch

in?

28. Implement the logic equation Y = C^BA^ + CB^A +

CBA with a multiplexer. (where C^ stands for C

complement)

29.Equivalent Gray code reprasentation of AC2H.

30. What does a PLL consist of ?

We advice you to know the design of PLL as questions

pertaining to this may be asked

SECTION 2 - SOFTWARE SECTION

1. The starting location of an array is 1000. If the

array[1..5/...4] is stored in row major order, what is

the location of element [4,3]. Each word occupies 4

bytes.

2. In a tertiary tree, which has three childs for

every node, if the number of internal nodes are N,

then the total number of leaf nodes are

3. Explain the term "locality of reference" ?

4. What is the language used for Artificial

Intelligence

Ans: lisp

5. What is the character set used in JAVA 2.0 ?

Ans: Unicode

6. char a =0xAA ;

int b ;

b = (int) a ;

b = b >> 4 ;

printf("%x",b);

What is the output of the above program segment ?

7. struct s1 { struct { struct { int x; } s2 } s3 }y;

How does one access x in the above given structure

definition ?

8. Why there is no recursion in Fortran ?

Ans. There is no dynamic allocation.

9. What is the worst case complexity of Quick sort?

Ans. O(n2)

10. What will be sequence of operating system

activities when an interrupt occurs ?

11. In a sequential search, what is the average number

of comparisons it takes to search through n elements ?

Ans: (n+1)/2.

12. What is the size of the array declared as double *

X[5] ?

Ans. 5 * sizeof ( double * )

13. A binary search tree with node information as

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 is given. Write the result obtained on

preorder traversal of the binary search tree ?

Ans : 53124768

14. If size of the physical memory is 232-1, then

what is the size of the virtual

memory ?

15. S -> A0B

A-> BB|0

B-> AA|1

How many strings of length 5 are possible with the

above productions?

16. (3*4096+15*256+3*16+3). How many 1's are there in

the binary representation of the result ?

Ans. 10

17. In memory mapped I/O how is I/O is accessed ?

18. What is the use of ALE in 8085 ?

Ans To latch the lower byte of the address.

19. If the logical memory of 8 X 1024 is mapped into

32 frames, then the number of bits for the logical

address are____ ?

Ans. 13

20. Context free grammar is useful for which purpose ?

21. In ternary number representation, numbers are

represented as 0,1,-1.(Here -1 is represented as 1

bar.) How is 352/9 represented in ternary number

representation?

22. There are processes which take 4,1,8,1 machine

cycles respectively. If these are executed in round

robin fashion with a time quantum of 1, what is the

time it take for process 4 to complete ?

Ans. 9

23. The minimum frequency of operation is specified

for every processor because......

a)for interfacing slow peripherals

b)dynamic memory refreshing.

c)to make compatible with other processor.

24. For linked list implementation , which search is

not applicable ?

Ans: Binary search.

25. Each character is represented by 7 bits, 1 bit is

used to represent error bit and another bit for

parity. If total number of bits transmitted is 1200

bits, then what is the number of symbols that can be

transmitted ?

Ans: 133

26. Explain set associativity of cache ?

27. Write the postfix form of the following expression

A+[[(B+C)+(D+E)*F]/G]

28. What is the function of the linker?

29. void f(int y)

{

struct s *ptr;

ptr = malloc (sizeof (struct)+99*sizeof(int));

}

struct s{

int i;

float p;

};

when free (ptr) is executed, then what will happen?

30. To concatenate two linked lists strings, the order

is O(1) is obtained for what kind of list?

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