Instructor: Dr. S. M. Loo
Office: MEC 202E
Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday: 2 to 4pm or by appointment
Course Syllabus: syllabus (PDF)
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ECE 332/332L
This three-credit course demonstrates the computer architecture from the application programs down to the hardware levels. The tradeoffs between the instruction set, processor, memory, bus capacity, and peripherals will be examined. Details of memory hierarchy, clock cycle optimization and pipelining will be presented.