Computer Structures and Architectures

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Computer Structures and Architectures (Main course) A7B14SAP
Credits 6
Semesters Summer
Completion Assessment + Examination
Language of teaching Czech
Extent of teaching 2+2c
Digital computer units and their structure, function and hardware implementation: ALU, control unit, memory system, inputs, outputs, data storage and transfer.
Course outlines
1. Computer organization, units and their interface.
2. Data, storage and processing.
3. Representation of negative numbers, fix-point and floating point numbers
4. Logic functions, combinatorial components, gate level design.
5. Sequential components structure, description and realization.
6. Typical computer combinatorial and sequential components
7. Arithmetic operation realization.
8. Memory structures and construction principles
9. Computer memory system.
10. Input-output components, buses and communication.
11. Instruction set architecture and machine code.
12. Instruction cycle.
13. Control units.
14. CISC and RISC type processors
Exercises outlines
1. Number systems and conversions.
2. Representation of negative numbers and arithmetic operations.
3. Fix point and floating point numbers.
4. Combinatorial components design (gate level)
5. Sequential components realization
6. Logical circuits implementation I
7. Logical circuits implementation II
8. Arithmetic operations hardware realization
9. Memories.
10. Simple processor structure and machine code
11. Machine code design
12. Machine code debugging
13. . Assessment
1. Gajski, D. D.: Principles of Digital Design. Prentice-Hall International, Inc. 1997
2. Friedman, A. D., Menon, P. R.: Theory & Design of Switching Circuits. Computer Science Press, Inc., USA, 1975
3. Sasao, T.: SWITCHING THEORY FOR LOGIC SYNTHESIS. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, USA, ISBN 0-7923-8456-3, 1999
4. McCluskey, E.J.: LOGIC DESIGN PRICIPLES. Prentice-Hall, USA, ISBN 0-13-539768-5, 1986