View All num of num See all Photos Qualcomm www.qualcomm.com Engaged Employer Overview Reviews Salaries Interviews Jobs Photos Benefits 2.0k Reviews 12k Salaries 1.1k Interviews Follow Add Review or Salary Follow Add Review or Salary Interview Question CPU Design Verification Engineer Interview Raleigh, NC Qualcomm Do you know anything about RISC Architecture? Tags: See more , See less 8 Answer Add Tags Answer Interview Answer 1 Answer ▲ 1 ▼ RISC(Reduced Instruction Set Computing) - is a CPU design strategy based on the insight that "simplified instruction set" provides higher performance with a microprocessor architecture(micro-architecture) capable of executing them using fewer cycles per instruction(CPI). This is opposed to Complex Instruction Set (CISC) computing. A general RISC system uses small, highly optimized set of instructions rather than a more versatile set of instructions.Another common trait is that RISC systems use the load/store architecture, where memory is normally accessed only through specific instructions, rather than accessed as part of other instructions like add. Well-known RISC families include MIPS(ISA),RISC(Berkeley's RISC implementation) in SPARC, Power (including PowerPC), DEC Alpha, AMD 29k, ARM, Intel i860 and i960.(Edited) Source - Wiki Navin Senguttuvan on Feb 19, 2015 Interviews > CPU Design Verification Engineer > Qualcomm Add Answers or Comments To comment on this, Sign In or Sign Up.