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ECE 369 -- Fundamentals of Computer Architecture (4 units)
Description: Fundamentals of computer architecture and organization, processor organization and design, control design, microprogramming memory hierarchy, including caches and virtual memory input/output.
Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered: Fall, Spring.
Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface, D. A. Patterson and J.L. Hennessy, Fourth Edition, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2011.
By the end of this course, the student will be able to:
Three 50-minute lecture sessions per week.
Two 75-minute laboratory sessions per week.
4-6 homework problem sets during semester.
Two in-class examinations plus a final examination.
Semester long project completed in 3 phases
Computer Usage: Verilog and Assembly programming exercises
a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering (High)
b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret
c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within
realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical,
health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability (High)
e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (High)
g) an ability to communicate effectively (Medium)
i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning (Low)
j) a knowledge of contemporary issues (Medium)
k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary
for engineering practice. (High)