Introduces fundamental concepts of computer architecture including data representation, computer arithmetic, Boolean algebra, combinational logic design, sequential circuits, registers and counters, memory and programmable logic devices, instruction set architecture, CPU design, input-output, memory systems. Prerequisite: CISS 360.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Offered even Spring.
Most current editions of the following:
Computer Systems Organization and Architecture
By Carpinelli, J. D. (Addison Wesley) Recommended
The Principles of Computer Hardware
By Clements, Alan (Oxford) Recommended
Computer Design and Architecture
By Shiva, S.G. (Marcel Dekker) Recommended
To conceptualize the underlying technology of modern electronic digital computers.
To utilize design methods to create combinatorial and sequential circuits.
To design a microprocessor.
To learn methods of implementing I/O.
To learn techniques and methods of implementing memory systems.
Design combinational circuits using AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR, XOR, and XNOR gates, as well as tri-state gates.
Create combinatorial circuits using Karnaugh maps and Boolean algebra, including multiplexers, decoders, encoders, comparators and adders.
Create sequential circuits using flip-flops, counters, registers and memory.
Create complex sequential circuits using a finite state machine.
Create a microprocessor based upon a finite state machine.
Describe methods of communication between components of a computer system.
Describe methods of implementing memory systems, including virtual memory.
Digital computers and information
Combinational logic circuits
Combinational logic design
Registers and counters
Memory and programmable logic devices
Register transfer and data paths
Sequencing and control
Instruction set architecture
Central processing unit designs
Input-output and communication
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 16
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