Computer Architecture II

Computer Engineering
6 ECTS; 3º Ano, 1º Semestre, 28,0 T + 42,0 PL + 5,0 OT + 5,0 O

- Luis Agnelo de Almeida

Not applicable.

An advanced overview of the operation of a computer and the hardware structures used in computer design. Identify and describe the microprocessor architecture, its components and the hardware/software interface models; to program in Assembly; Specify and manage hardware resources.

1- Computer Architecture
2- Instruction Set: machine language architecture
3- Assembly programming language (processor and peripherals)
4- Computational arithmetics
5- Arithmetic Coprocessor Programming
6- Memory Hierarchy
7- Input/Output Data Systems
8- Multiprocessors

Evaluation Methodology
End of semester closed book examination (30%)
Lab test (40%)
Ongoing coursework (30%)
(minimum requirement of 30% on each component)

- Stallings, W. (2000). Computer Organization and Architecture: Designing for Performance. : Prentice Hall
- Brey, B. (2003). The Intel Microprocessors: 8086/8088, 80186/80188, 80286, 80386, 80486, Pentium, Pentium Pro Processor, Pentium II, Pentium III, and Pentium 4 - Architecture, Programming, and Interfacing. : Prentice-Hall
- Patterson, D. e Hennessy, J. (1994). Computer Organization and Design. : Morgan Kaufman

Method of interaction
Lectures and laboratory classes.

Software used in class
Windows, EASY4, Microsoft Macro Assembler (MASM), Linker, DOSBox