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CE-622  Computer Architecture and Organization    4 Credits

Prerequisites: None
Fundamental concepts in computer architecture and organization are presented. Laboratory assignments using VHDL simulation are a major portion of the course. Topics include fixed point and floating point computer arithmetic; assessing and understanding performance; control unit design; microprogramming; memory organization; cache design; a 32-bit instruction-set architecture; single-cycle, multicycle and pipelined CPU architectures; RISC architecture; examples of commercial computer architectures. An independent study or project will be completed.
Lecture: 3, Lab 2, Other 0