This course is not active. Please contact Department Chair for more information.
This course has been discontinued. Please contact Department Chair for more information.
1.1. Registers, Counters, ALU
1.2. CPU structure
1.2.1. Harvard versus Princeton Architecture
1.2.2. Reduced Instruction Set Computers versus Complex Instruction Set Computer
1.2.3. Metrics for the comparison of processors
1.3. Control Unit
1.3.1. Finite State machines
1.4. Advanced Computer Architectural Designs
1.4.1. Pipelines, branch prediction
2.1. Macros, interrupts, system stack for parameter passing
2.2. I/O programming and interfacing
There are three components to the course: lectures, labs., and assignments.
The lecture is used to introduce new material; usually via a sequence of theoretical concepts, examples, and practical considerations. The book is to be used as a close adjunct to the lecture notes and examples.
The two hour weekly lab. is used for the teaching and evaluation of processor, ALU, and memory designs, circuits using the software product LogicWorks and assembly language programs.
Assignments include, but are not limited to, logic designs some using LogicWorks others using VHDL or C++, microprograms and assembly language programs.
Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College Policy. The final grade will be calculated from a particular distribution from the range below. The exact distribution will be given to the student on the first day of classes along with the course outline.
labs. (6 to 12) 15% - 30%
projects/assignments (1 to 6) 25% - 40%
tests (1 to 2) @ 15% - 25% each 15% - 50%
final examination 20% - 40%
class participation1 0% - 5%
Note #1: participation includes (but is not limited to) short pop quizzes and/or handing-in (part-of) a homework assignment
The student should be able to:
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||No credit||2004/09/01 to 2007/08/31|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU CMPT 250 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2007/08/31|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU COMP 213 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2007/08/31|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU CMPT 242 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2007/08/31|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO COSC 211 (3)||2005/05/01 to 2007/08/31|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV CPSC 2nd (3)||2004/09/01 to 2007/08/31|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV CIS 1XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2007/08/31|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC CSC 2XX (1.5)||2004/09/01 to 2007/08/31|