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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 Abstract2 2 Introduction3 3 CISC Technology4 31Characteristics4 32The Advantages of CISC5 33The Disadvantages of CISC5 4 RISC Technology6 41Characteristics6 42The Advantages of RISC7 43The Disadvantages of RISC8 5 Conclusion9 6 References10 1Abstract This report describes the CISC and RISC technologies Describes the characteristics of each of these technologies Also Advantages and disadvantages of both technologies are described So the reader will be able to recognize and compare both technologies This report describes the CISC style of computer processor architecture Which is the most commonly used style today By reading this report you will be able to define the term CISC Be able to list the characteristics of a CISC instruction set and also the decisions and philosophies which led to the development for this technology Also this report describes the RISC style of computer processor architecture Which is replacing CISC in some uses Define the term RISC Describe the characteristics of RISC technology And also point the advantages and disadvantages of using this technology At the end of this report you will also be able to describe the major differences between a CISC instruction set and a RISC instruction set and list some key advantages and disadvantages of RISC as compared to CISC 2 Introduction Speeding up a computer system involves many different strategies By speeding up the input and output devices in different peripherals But the most fruitful place to speed up the system is by designing a faster processor This report will explain CISC and RISC technologies and show how computer designers have tried to do speed up processors by implementing these tow technologies CISC technology was not known as a processor technology back in time It was just the way that manufactures designed processors So the Term CISC was define just when the RISC philosophy was adopted In the mid-1970s advances in technology began
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