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ENGG 3380 - Computer Organization and Design W (3-2) [0.50]

This course contains a detailed examination of modern computer organization and techniques for microprocessor architecture design. Topics include - CPU design; instruction set design, addressing modes, operands; data flow design: internal bus structure, data flow signals, registers; control sequence design: hardwired control, decoding, microprogramming; architecture classes: CISC, RISC, and DSP; Memory organization; performance. Students must complete a term project that includes design, implementation, and demonstration of a CPU using a hardware descriptive language like VHDL.