Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2015/16
Computer architectures
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Computer Engineering - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Electronic Engineering - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Years teaching
Montuschi Paolo ORARIO RICEVIMENTO PO ING-INF/05 81 0 19.5 8
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-INF/05 10 B - Caratterizzanti Ingegneria informatica
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Subject fundamentals
The course is taught in English.
The course offers an overview of microprocessor based systems with special attention to low level assembly programming in parallel and non-parallel architectures.
Expected learning outcomes
Embedded systems are, among all, tightly combining architecture and special purpose software designs. This implies that both hardware and software projects are not only mutually influencing one the other, but also that an embedded system designer must count on a deep knowledge and expertise of low level programming. The main goal of this course is to provide the Students with these capabilities, both from theoretical and practical points of view.
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
Knowledge of basics of computer architectures and systems;
Knowledge and practice of high level programming techniques and language(s).
Review of basic computer systems and architectures;
Characteristics of assembly languages and differences vs. high level languages;
Programming techniques: theory and practice;
Introduction to modern microprocessor architectures;
RISC and superscalar processor architectures and their behavior;
A typical microprocessor-based system architecture.

Real problems and their solutions.