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Beginning with digital
logic gates and progressing to the design of combinational and sequential
circuits, this course use these fundamental building blocks as the basis for
what follows: the design of an actual MIPS microprocessor. In addition,
students will get hands on experience on programming Intel 8086 assembly
language which is the inner language spoken by the processor. By the end of the
course, students will have a top-to-down understanding of how a micropressor
works. The course is taught without prerequisites; students are taught with
plenty of exercises from lectures, tutorials, practical and tests every week.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%); weekly tests (20%), practical coursework (30%). Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment carried forward (50%).
During lectures, the Personal Response System and/or other ways of student interaction will be used for formative assessment. Additionally, practical sessions will provide students with practice opportunities and formative assessment.