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QUESTION BANK

SUBJECT: COMPUTER PERIPHERAL AND INTERFACES


BRANCH: COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGG.
CODE: CS-311
SEMESTER: 5TH

Section A

1. What are various system resources?


2. What is wait state?
3. Define Bus.
4. What is the role of device driver?
5. Write down the various components of video adapter boards.
6. What is Video RAM?
7. What is function of AT A RAID?
8. What is RAMDAC?
9. Explain the function ofCODEC in video capture boards.
10. What is IEEE1394?
11. What is interrupt?
12. ~at is USB?
13. Define conflict.
14. Name various types of ports available on modem Pc.
15. Suggest a method to connect an USB device to legacy computer which is having
only serial and parallel ports.
16. What do you mean by interrupt cascading?
17. What do you mean by DMA?
18. What are port addresses?
19. Explain the concept of local Bus.
20. Compare PCI with PCI Express.
21. What is SATA?
22. Write down the various types of SCSI cables.
23. Explain the concept terminator in SCSI.
24. Compare L VD with HVD signaling.
25. What do you mean by ultra DMA?
26. What is plug_and-.JJlay?
27. Write down the various features ofVGA.
28. Compare SRAM with DRAM.
29. What do you mean by SMART in ATA?
30. What is AT API?
31. What do you mean by Cable Select signal?
32. Compare CHS with LBA.
33. What do you mean by resource sharing?
34. Compare mirroring with duplexing.
35. What are the various advantages provided by RAID?
36. What is LI and L2 cache?
37. What is UART?
38. What is AGP?
39. What do you mean by sector addressing?
40. What do you understand x in AGP 8x.
41. What is reason of moving from parallel to serial interfaces? 42. What do you mean by MCA?
43. Compare 40 with 80 conductor cable.
44. Compare JPEG with MPEG.
45. What is ribbon cable?
46. What do you mean by PIO?
47. Explain the concept of bus mastering.
48. What is IRQ Steering?
49. what is SCSI Host adapter
50. What is command Queuing?
51. Compare raster with random scanning.
52. What do you mean by chipset?
53. What do you mean by resolution and pixel?
54. What do you mean by composite and component signals? 55. What is S-Video?
56. Compare single ended with differential signaling in SCSI. 57. Explain Domain Validation.
58. What do you mean by 8.4 barriers?
59. Differentiate polling and interrupt.
60. How the configuration of system resources can be changed.
Section B
1. What is DVI? Explain various categories of DVI?
2. Explain the following video display technologies:
. CRT
. LCD
. Plasma Panels
3. What is the role of device driver in DOS and LINUX operating systems?
4. Explain the following buses:
. ISA
. EISA
. MCA
. PCI
5. Compare ATA with SCSI.
6. Write the advantages and limitation of AT A interface.
7. Write the advantages and limitation of SCSI interface.
8. What is resource conflict? Write down the various methods to resolve these
conflicts.
9. Explain AGP and PCI express in detail.
10. Explain the video capturing system.
11. Explain the different types of VRAM.
12. What are the various methods to test serial and parallel ports?
13. Give few reasons for why more stress is given on increasing the speed of serial
transfer as compare to parallel transfer.
14. What is video accelerator? Explain various advanced 3D techniques.
15. Explain the concept of multiple monitors.
16. Compare the features of USB with IEEE1394.
17. Explain the video capturing system in detail.
18. What are TV Tuner cards and video capturing boards?
19. Compare the features of LCD with CRT displays.
20. What is sector addressing? Explain the various methods of sector addressing in
ATA.
21. What do you mean by expansion BUS.? Explain the various types of expansion
buses.
22. Explain the various types of cables and connectors used in SCSI.
23. Explain with neat and clean diagram the functioning of CRT.
24. What do you mean by IDE? Also throw some light on IDE origin.
25. Explain the various types ofDMA and PIa transfer modes used in ATA.
26. Write down the various version of SCSI interface.
27. What are terminators? Explain the various types of terminators used in SCSI
systems.
28. Explain the various types of signals used on serial interfaces.
29. Explain the various types of video capturing devices.
30. Explain the various components of video capture board.
Section C
1. Explain in detail the various versions of AT A. (A T A I-AT A 7)
2. Write a detail note recent progress in peripheral devices and bus system?
3. By taking a suitable example explain the integration of peripheral device with
computer system.
4. Explain in detail the various RAID standards.
5. Write the various methods of troubleshooting video cards and video drivers.
6. What do you mean by Bus? Explain the various types of buses used in systems. 7. Write the aspects
ofperfonnance analysis while designing the system.
8. What do you mean by interface? Comparer and contrast AT A and SCSI
interfaces.
9. What is a video card? Explain the various components of video adapter card?
Write the various steps in troubleshooting the video cards and video drivers.
10. What are serial and parallel ports? Also write down the various methods of testing
serial and parallel ports.