Optional Courses

Computer Architecture
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Computer Architecture

Objectives and Requirements
 
To study fundamentals on computer system architectures. On completion of the course, students should be able to:

-  understand the design and processor functional units, register set, instruction encoding, assembler programming with case study on a processor design;
-  identify some critical issues to achieve performance in processor design and multiprocessing systems;
-  understand the basic operations of cache memory and memory system, bus and I/O interface and operations, interrupt handling and design of I/O devices.
 
Contents

Computer Models. Central Processing Unit.  Memory System.  Cache memory organization.  I/O Interfaces.  CISC and RISC.  Multiprocessors.
 
Credit(s): 3
 
Prerequisite Course(s): Computer Organization
 



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