Ikanos Placement Papers
Ikanos Semiconductor Questions with Answers
Ikanos Written Test Questions 20th November 2010
Placement Papers for All Companies
Amiti Software Technologies
Ashok Leyland Ltd
AT & T
AXA Technology Services
Bharti Airtel Ltd
Blue Star Infotech
Citicorp Overseas Software Ltd
CtrlS Datacenters Ltd
Ernst & Young
Harita - TVS
HTC Global Services
IBS Software Services
IndiaBulls Power Limited
Jindal Steel and Power Limited
L & T
L & T Infotech
Linde India Ltd
Lucas - TVS
Mahindra Engineering Services Ltd
Poornam Info Vision
PSI Data Systems Limited
SAP labs India
Sutherland Global Services
UTC Aerospace System
Ikanos Technical Interview Questions with Answers
Posted on :26-04-2016
Q1. What is a Microprocessor?
Microprocessor is a program-controlled device, that fetches the instructions from memory, decode it & executes the instructions. Generally Microprocessor are single- chip devices.
Q2. Describe briefly Program counter?
Program counter does either of the two things that is it holds the address of either the first byte of the next instruction to be fetched for execution or the address of the next byte of a multi byte instruction, which was not completely fetched. In both the cases it is incremented automatically one by one as the instruction bytes will be fetched. Program register also keeps the next instruction address.
Q3. Name the processor lines of two major manufacturers?
The Processor lines names of two major manufacturers are as follows:- At High-end: Intel - Pentium (II, III, IV), AMD - Athlon. At Low-end: Intel - Celeron, AMD -Duron. 64-bit: Intel - Itanium 2, AMD - Opteron
Q4. What are the types of buses?
Three types of buses are there:-
Address bus: It carries the Address to the memory to fetch either instruction..
Data bus : It carries data from the memory.
Control bus : It carries the control signals like RD/WR, Select etc.
Q5. Mention RST for the TRAP?
ANS: RST 4.5
Q6. What is meant by Maskable interrupts?
An interrupt that can be turned off by the programmer is known as Maskable interrupts are those interrupts which can be turned off by the programmer or can be ignored by the programmer.
Q7. What is Non- Maskable interrupts?
A processor interrupt which can be never be turned off (i.e.disabled) or cannot be ignored by the programmer is known as Non- Maskable interrupt.
Q8. Give some examples for Maskable interrupts?
Some examples for maskable interrupts are as follows:- RST 7.5, RST6.5, RST5.5
Q9. Give some example for Non- Maskable interrupts?
Trap is called as Non- Maskable interrupts, which is used during emergency condition.
Q10. Which is the tool which is used to connect the user and the computer?
Q11. What type of architecture used in 8085 microprocessor?
8085 has Von Neumann architecture. It is named after the mathematician John Von Neumann. It is based on the concept of stored program control. In this architecture both the data and the program is stored in the same memory.
Q12. What are the types of general purpose registers in 8085?
There are 6 general purpose registers in 8085 microprocessor. They are designated by the letters - B, C, D, E, H, and L. These are 8 bit registers and are used to store data temporarily during the execution of any program. These registers can also be used to store 16 bit data by using them in pairs i.e. BC, DE and HL. These pairs cannot be changed as B cannot pair with any other register other than C.
Q13. What is the memory size of 8085 microprocessor?
8085 has 8 data lines and 16 address lines. The memory size of any microprocessor depends on the number of address lines. The general formula is 2^n, where n= number of address lines. For 8085 there are 2^16= 64 Kbytes memory size.
Q14. What are the various interrupts in 8085 microprocessor? Which is the highest priority interrupt?
There are 6 types of interrupts in 8085. They are
a) TRAPb) RST 7.5c) RST 6.5d) RST 5.5e) INTRf) Interrupt acknowledgment (INTA (bar)).
TRAP has the highest priority among all the interrupts.
Q15. Why crystal is being preferred as a clock source?
Reasons- high stability, large Q (Quality Factor) & the frequency that does not drift with aging. So crystal is used as a clock source most of the times.
Q16. What is the function of accumulator?
Accumulator is an 8 bit register which stores data and performs arithmetic and logical operations. The result of the operation is stored in the accumulator. It is designated by the letter A.
Q17. What is DSL?
DSL stands for Digital Subscriber Line. DSL is a high-speed Internet access product for homes and businesses that uses existing copper telephone lines.
Q18. What are the benefits of DSL?
Fast Access - DSL allows you to access the Internet up to 35 times faster than a 28.8k dial-up modem. This means web sites will appear much faster, especially those with large graphics. Your e-mail will arrive and be sent much quicker, and advanced business applications are possible, like web hosting and e-commerce.
Always On - DSL is a dedicated service, meaning it is always on, so there is no need to dial up to connect to the Internet. No more busy signals, and no more waiting to connect. Simply click a desktop icon and you are online.
Inexpensive - DSL offers high-speed Internet access at a fraction of the cost of other dedicated services, such as a T-1 line. T-1 lines can cost over $1,000 per month, while DSL is priced so that small and medium-sized businesses can afford to buy it.
Q19. Can a DSL line be shared among multiple users?
Yes, multiple computers can use the same DSL line. Using a DSL router will allow you to connect virtually limitless numbers of computers to one DSL connection. This is perfect for businesses that need to connect an entire office to one DSL connection.
Q20. What is the distance limit for DSL service?
The distances are measured in cable length, not as the crow flies. Generally the cable connecting a customer to a Central Office does not run in a straight line. Instead, the cable twists and turns underground so the distance measured in cable feet is always longer than the distance measured as the crow flies. The limitations are different for the different flavors of DSL. Customers who are located further from the Central Office than the distances listed below will not qualify for that particular DSL service. All distances are approximate.
SDSL approx. 18,000 cable feet (about 3.5 miles)ADSL approx. 12,000 cable feet (about 2.2 miles)IDSL approx. 36,000 cable feet (about 6.5 miles)