C Interview Questions For Hardware Engineer

  1. What are the total number of lines written in C/C++? What is the most complicated/valuable program written in C/C++?
  2. What compiler was used?
  3. Have you studied buses? What types?
  4. Have you studied pipelining? List the 5 stages of a 5 stage pipeline. Assuming 1 clock per stage, what is the latency of an instruction in a 5 stage machine? What is the throughput of this machine ?
  5. How many bit combinations are there in a byte?
  6. What is the difference between = and == in C?
  7. Are you familiar with VHDL and/or Verilog?

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