Computer Architecture (2006/2007)

Course partially running

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
Teoria 8 ING-INF/05-INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEMS 2° Q, 3° Q Franco Fummi
Laboratorio 2 ING-INF/05-INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEMS 2° Q, 3° Q Davide Quaglia

Learning outcomes

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The module aims at providing the basic knowledge to describe digital devices through specific languages and to write Assembly programs for the Intel platform.

Syllabus

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The module follows a practical approach and it takes place in the Faculty's laboratories.

Digital device design:
o Exact minimization of 2-level logical expressions
o Heuristic minimization of combinatorial circuits
o Modelling of Finite State Machines (FSM)
o State space minimization
o State assignment
o Datapath elements
o Modelling and design of FSMD

Assembly language for the Intel platform:
o Memory organization
o Data representation
o Flow-control instructions
o Functions
o Operating system services
o Interoperability with high-level languages
o The Make tool

Please refer to the Alerts section on the web page for last-minute information about timetable changes and additional laboratory lessons (un-supervised lessons).

Assessment methods and criteria

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The examination consists in the implementation of a given algorithm through a sequential digital circuit and an Assembly program. Some of the laboratory lessons will be devoted to the development of these two projects. The result of the examination will provide max 4 points to the final result of the Computer Architecture class.

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