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Examines the basic functional components of a computer system including the CPU, memory systems, and I/O systems. Each of these three areas will be developed in detail with a focus on the system design and component integration. Topics will include CPU control and ALU operation, computer timing, data address and I/O bus activity, addressing model, programmed and DMA I/O, and instruction sets and micro code.
Pre-Req: EECE 2650 Intro to Logic Design, COMP 1020 Computing II, COMP 2030 Comp Org & Assembly Lang or EECE 3170 Microprocessor Syst Des I.