Computer Hardware and Architecture, 4 credits (TSEA48)

Datorteknik, 4 hp

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Michael Josefsson

Director of studies or equivalent

Tomas Svensson
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CITE Information Technology, M Sc in Engineering 4 (Spring 2017) 2 1 Swedish Linköping o

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Information Technology, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

To fully appreciate the course you should have previous knowledge of any high level language.

Intended learning outcomes


The course provides an introduction on how simple processors work and are programmed at the lowest level. The laboratory work is the experimental implementation in the lab to provide practice in applying the abstract models and troubleshooting methodology. The laboratory work shall also include, in addition to the traditional basgruppsarbetet, practicing the ability to work in groups. Data sheets and manuals in English practice to communicate in foreign languages.
After the course you should be able to:

  • (i) Program a processor at the lowest level.
  • (ii) Use addressing modes and interrupt handling.
  • (iii) Make calculations using binary arithmetic.
  • (iv) Understand how a simple computer system is built.
  • (v) Describe the processor's unifying role in a computer system.
  • (vi) Troubleshoot software and hardware.
  • (vii) Read and understand data sheets.
  • (viii) Using a processor's input and output devices.
  • (ix) Contribute to the discussion and results in the lab group and base group.
These goals are reached using assembler.
(Numeral refers to the corresponding comment field in IUAE matrix.)

Course content

Binary arithmetic:
Number representations, fix- and floating point. Arithemetic-logical functions, additionm subtraction, multiplication, shifts.

Computer architecture:
Internal dataflow in a simple computer model. Instructions, instruction formats, addressing modes, input and output, exceptions.

Input- and output peripherals.
A/D- and D/A-conversions.

Mikrocontroller:
Purpose and features. Built-in peripherals, timers, clocking alternatives, blackout och brownout.

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of lectures and laboratory exercises.

Examination

LAB1Laboratory workU, G3 credits
BAS1Tutorial workU, G1 credits
The laboratory exercises test the student's ability to write and verify assembler programs in close connexion with hardware. All laboratory exercises, including final individual exercise (LAX), must be fulfilled to pass the lab assignment examination.
Grades are given as ’Fail’ or ’Pass’.

Grades

Two-grade scale, U, G

Other information

Supplementary courses: Project with Microcontroller, Microcomputer Project Laboratory

Department

Institutionen för systemteknik

Director of Studies or equivalent

Tomas Svensson

Examiner

Michael Josefsson

Course website and other links

http://www.isy.liu.se/edu/kurs/TSEA48/

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 34 h
Recommended self-study hours: 73 h

Course literature

Föreläsningsunderlag. Laborationshandledningar.
Föreläsningsunderlag. Laborationshandledningar.
LAB1 Laboratory work U, G 3 credits
BAS1 Tutorial work U, G 1 credits
The laboratory exercises test the student's ability to write and verify assembler programs in close connexion with hardware. All laboratory exercises, including final individual exercise (LAX), must be fulfilled to pass the lab assignment examination.
Grades are given as ’Fail’ or ’Pass’.

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