Integration of computer organization concepts such as data flow, instruction interpretation, memory systems, interfacing, and microprogramming with practical and systematic digital design methods such as behavioral versus structural descriptions, divide-and-conquer, hierarchical conceptual levels, trade-offs, iteration, and postponement of detail. Design exercises are accomplished using a hardware description language and simulation. Prerequisite by topic: Digital Logic Design (ECE 2330 or equivalent), Introductory Computer Architecture (ECE 3330 or equivalent), Assembly Language Programming.
Computer Architecture And Design
University of Virginia
Electrical & Computer Engineering