CSC 345 Computer Architecture
Programming Projects (ongoing discussions)
Architecture Issues - (handouts)
Introduction - chap 1 and 2
Digital Logic - Appendix A
Number Systems - Appendix B
System - chap 3 thru 7
CPU, instructions - chap 10 and 11
CPU, structure - chap 12 (time permitting)
CPU, microprogramming - chap 17 (time permitting)
Topic ordering may change based upon class dynamics.
System behavior is emphasized in addition to the traditional topics of architecture and organization. Behavior includes what the system is expected to do, how to get it to do it, and (perhaps most important) what to do when it doesn't.
Computer Organization and Architecture, 6th edition,
William Stallings, Prentice Hall, 200x
Simulation manual and installation script distributed on CD-ROM.
Transparencies used in class included as part of CD-ROM.
Text is supplemented with in-class discussion materials and/or
80 points in-class weekly quizzes
24 points BIST project (due 19-apr-04)
28 points ISR project (due 10-may-04)
28 points ALU project (due 31-may-04)
(DL section will take quizzes as midterm and final exams.)
(Homework may be substituted for part of testing at instructor's discretion.)
Projects must be submitted by DUE DATE. Partial credit is
allocated as follows:
Programs run in BATCH MODE when being graded.
STF when Fault Free Pass => -15 points.
BIST => 6 points / fault detected.
ISR => 4 points / case recognized.
ALU circuit => microcode: 14 points; circuit: 14 points.
A: >= 93% ; B: >= 84% ; C >= 75% ; D: >= 67%
Testing covers all issues discussed in class plus assigned readings.
Projects: BIST + Interrupt Handling (ISR)
BIST - (Built-In Self test)
Use BIST finite state machine to determine if device is manufactured properly.
Project topics include bits and registers, setting and verifying bits and fields, timing, and finite state machines.
Project is written in proprietary hardware manipulation language.
Project is executed using instructor's hardware/software simulation program.
Students who have completed this project in CS343 will have an alternate assignment.
ISR - (Interrupt Service Routine)
Create program to verify interrupt circuitry is functioning properly.
Project topics include all topics in BIST plus interrupt theory and address vectoring.
Project also executed with HW/SW cosimulation.
FINAL project - ALU circuit, microcode emulation
Part 1 - Create the micro-code instructions ZERO, LOAD, STORE, and ADD. (Refer discussions in simulation manual and problem 10.4 in hardcover book.)
Part 2 - Create a circuit that performs the SUBS operation used by microcoded instructions in Part 1. (Refer to discussions in simulation manual and Appendix A in hardcover book.)
Project utilizes HW/SW cosimulation.
Project can be done individually, but a group of 2 or 3 persons is preferable.
7-segment LED in Appendix A of the hardcover book may be substituted by individuals who are unable to join a group. In this project only, the Karnaugh Maps are worth 14 points and the circuit definition is worth 14 points.
Appendix B, BIST project.
Notes, Chapter 1.
Chapter 2, Appendix A.
Chapter 3, Appendix A.
Chapter 4, Appendix A.
ISR project/Simulator internals.
Chapter 4 & 5.
Chapter 6 & 7.
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