Computer Organization and Architecture
Note: Students are responsible to both be aware of and abide by prerequisites for ICS courses for which they enroll, and will be administratively dropped from a course if they have not met prerequisites.First day attendance is mandatory.
Introduces machine language, digital logic and circuit design, data representation, conventional von Neumann architecture, instruction sets and formats, addressing, the fetch/execute cycle, memory architectures, I/O architectures, as well as hardware components, such as gates and integrated chips.
- Analyze error correction algorithms (such as Hamming code) in the design of computer components.
- Apply Boolean logic and minimizing techniques to design logic circuits.
- Apply computer architecture concepts to the design of parts of computer systems.
- Apply knowledge of memory model, instruction sets, addressing modes, and input/output features to develop assembly language programs.
- Know computer history, types and generations of computers and their application areas, major categories of instruction sets, and the difference between computer organization and computer architecture.
- Know multiprocessing and alternative architectures.
- Understand the von Neumann model and explain the communication pathways in a computer system, including data flow through the CPU (interfacing to I/O, bus control logic, and internal communications).
- Utilize electronic equipment and components to implement and test logic circuits.