BIE-JPO – Computer Units


Students know the internal structure and organization of computer or processor components and their interfacing with the environment. They understand the organization of main memory and other internal memories (addressable, LIFO, FIFO and CAM). They know the organization of an arithmetic unit. They learn the design methodology for control units and controllers, as well as basic principles of communication with peripheral devices and buses. They understand the architecture of a bus system.

Lectures Program

  1. Organization and structure of von Neumann computers.
  2. Binary adders, subtractors, and shifters.
  3. Arithmetic and logic unit of a simple processor.
  4. Control unit and controllers; microprogrammed control unit.
  5. Wired control unit.
  6. Binary multiplication and division and their implementation.
  7. Floating point representation.
  8. Basic principles of error detection and correction.
  9. Linear and cyclic codes.
  10. Main memory - possible organizations and interfaces.
  11. Other internal memories, their organization and use - addressable memories, LIFO, FIFO, CAM.
  12. I/O units and their control - DMA, channels and I/O processors.
  13. Buses - types, modes, arbitration.

Labs Program

  1. Number systems, conversions and operations.
  2. Representations of negative numbers.
  3. Simple processor - instructions, machine code, data part.
  4. Simple processor - instruction cycle, interface.
  5. Simple processor - microprogramming.
  6. Simple processor - demonstration of a microprogram.
  7. Wired controller design.
  8. Multipliers and dividers.
  9. Floating point representation.
  10. [2] Design of a processor component on FPGA.
  11. Demonstration of the designed processor component.
  12. Error detection codes.

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