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|Wednesday||2:30 PM - 4:30 PM||practice session||Laboratory Delta|
|Thursday||11:30 AM - 1:30 PM||practice session||Laboratory Delta|
The class aims at providing the basic knowledge to describe digital devices through specific languages and to write Assembly programs for the Intel platform.
The class 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 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).
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.