Use your Raspberry Pi to get smart about computing fundamentals In the 1980s, the tech revolution was kickstarted by a flood of relatively inexpensive, highly programmable computers like the Commodore. Now, a second revolution in computing is beginning with the Raspberry Pi. Learning Computer Architecture with the Raspberry Pi is the premier guide to understanding the components of the most exciting tech product available. Thanks to this book, every Raspberry Pi owner can understand how the computer works and how to access all of its hardware and software capabilities. Now, students, hackers, and casual users alike can discover how computers work with Learning Computer Architecture with the Raspberry Pi . This book explains what each and every hardware component does, how they relate to one another, and how they correspond to the components of other computing systems. You'll also learn how programming works and how the operating system relates to the Raspberry Pi's physical components. Co-authored by Eben Upton, one of the creators of the Raspberry Pi, this is a companion volume to the Raspberry Pi User Guide An affordable solution for learning about computer system design considerations and experimenting with low-level programming Understandable descriptions of the functions of memory storage, Ethernet, cameras, processors, and more Gain knowledge of computer design and operation in general by exploring the basic structure of the Raspberry Pi The Raspberry Pi was created to bring forth a new generation of computer scientists, developers, and architects who understand the inner workings of the computers that have become essential to our daily lives. Learning Computer Architecture with the Raspberry Pi is your gateway to the world of computer system design.
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Take an insider tour of the Raspberry Pi and learn the mechanics of computing Inspired by the relatively cheap, highly programmable computers of the 1980s--and their impact on the UK tech industry--the Raspberry Pi was designed to inspire and empower a new generation of programmers. Accessible both economically and technically, the Raspberry Pi is the ideal vehicle for learning how computers work. Learning Computer Architecture with Raspberry Pi is your personal guide on this journey of discovery, and it's your expert coach for developing a knowledge base that translates well beyond the Pi itself. Authors Eben Upton and Jeff Dunteman are the ideal teachers: Upton provides deep insight as a Raspberry Pi co-creator, and Dunteman distills complex technical knowledge into easily understood explanations. Together they provide expert guidance on the technology behind all computers, based on the mechanics behind the credit card-sized computer that is revolutionizing the world of programming. This book walks you through each component step by step to show you what it does, why it's needed, how it relates to the other components, and the choices the designers faced when creating it. From memory, storage, and processors, to Ethernet, cameras, and audio, Upton and Dunteman team up to give you a solid understanding of the Raspberry Pi internals, and how it relates to the technology underlying computing as a whole. With design intent and critical function straight from the source, Learning Computer Architecture with Raspberry Pi helps you: Learn the purpose behind each piece of the Pi Understand how the various components interact Dig into the thought process behind the system's design Learn how programming works Examine the interplay between hardware and operating system Delve into the mechanics behind the ARM chip Compare and contrast different chips, from ARM to Intel Visit the companion website at www.wiley.com/go/comparchitecture