Module Descriptor School of Computer Science and Statistics
|Module Name||Computer Architecture I|
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Lecture hours: 22, tutorial hours: 33 (11 each), Total 33.
|Module Personnel||Dr Michael Manzke|
Students will be able to
The lectures and tutorials treat the detailed design and organisation of microprocessor.
Course Work: Two projects using VHDL and ModelSim to simulate and test their design.
Contents: Digital Logic, Register transfer definition, micro-operations, bus transfers, ALU design, shifter design, hardwired control design, microprogrammed processor control, design of an instruction processor.
The aims of the course are to learn register-transfer specification and design and learn the fundamentals of an instruction processor.
Specific topics addressed in this module include:
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Assessment is by examination (80%) and continuous assessment (20%).
Continuous assessment is composed of a number of marked laboratory exercises and two substantial assignments.
Assessment in supplemental examinations is by 100% exam
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