The merging of computer and communication technologies with consumer electronics has opened up new vistas for a wide variety of designs of computing systems for diverse application areas. This revised and updated third edition on Computer Organization and Design strives to make the students keep pace with the changes, both in technology and pedagogy in the fast growing discipline of computer science and engineering. The basic principles of how the intended behaviour of complex functions can be realized with the interconnected network of digital blocks are explained in an easy-to-understand style. WHAT IS NEW TO THIS EDITION : Includes a new chapter on Computer Networking, Internet, and Wireless Networks. Introduces topics such as wireless input-output devices, RAID technology built around disk arrays, USB, SCSI, etc. Key Features Provides a large number of design problems and their solutions in each chapter. Presents state-of-the-art memory technology which includes EEPROM and Flash Memory apart from Main Storage, Cache, Virtual Memory, Associative Memory, Magnetic Bubble, and Charged Couple Device. Shows how the basic data types and data structures are supported in hardware. Besides students, practising engineers should find reading this design-oriented text both useful and rewarding.