The x86 is a type of instruction set architecture (ISA) for computer processors
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The x86 processors allow you to perform several activities at the same time from a single instruction.
The general-purpose instructions perform basic data movement, memory addressing, arithmetic and logical operations, program flow control, input/output, and string operations on integer, pointer, and BCD data types.
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TABLE OF CONTENT
MODULE I : Introduction
MODULE II : x86 Architecture Basics
B. Instruction Set
C. Memory Hierarchy
MODULE III : Firmware
A. BIOS (Basic Input/Output System)
1. Purpose and Functionality
2. Boot Process
B. UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface)
1. Advantages over BIOS
2. Components and Features
MODULE IV : Firmware-OS Interaction
A. Bootstrapping Process
B. System Initialization
C. Handover to Operating System
MODULE V : Interrupts and Exception Handling
A. Role of Interrupts
B. Exception Handling Mechanisms
MODULE VI : System Management Mode (SMM)
A. Purpose and Characteristics
B. SMM Handling in Firmware
MODULE VII : Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
B. Role in Power Management
C. ACPI Tables
MODULE VIII : System Calls and API Interface
A. Communication Between Firmware and OS
B. System Call Mechanisms
MODULE IX : Security Features in x86 Architecture
A. Secure Boot
B. Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
x86 architecture internals is studied under Intel
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