Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016
ENS 446 Computer Architecture
(Also CSC 446)
4 hours; 4 credits
Instruction formats and addressing schemes. Arithmetic and logic unit design. Control unit design: hardwired and microprogrammed. Main memory technology. Virtual, high-speed, associative, and read-only memories. Programmable logic arrays. Computer organizations including stack, parallel, and pipeline. System structures: time sharing, multiprocessing, and networking. Digital communications. Input/output systems; direct memory access.
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