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Academic Year 2007/08
09AGACG, 09AGACW
Computer systems
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Electronic Engineering - Vercelli
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Computer Engineering - Vercelli
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Rivoira Silvano ORARIO RICEVIMENTO     30 10 10 0 4
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-INF/05 5 B - Caratterizzanti Ingegneria informatica
Objectives of the course
The course aims to describe the main architectural aspects of computer systems, particularly focusing on microprocessor systems. The general concepts are developed and discussed in more detail with respect to the architecture and the assembly programming language of the Intel microprocessors.
Expected skills
Knowledge of computer organization and architecture.
Skill in assembly language programming.
Prerequisites
Basic concepts about information coding and processing.
Syllabus
1. Computer function and structure
2. Computer components
3. Interconnection structures
4. Internal and external memory
5. Input / output
6. CPU structure and function
7. Architecture of microprocessor systems
8. Architecture and instruction set of Intel microprocessors
Laboratories and/or exercises
The personal computer laboratory will be used to practice the development of computer programs in assembly language.
Bibliography
W. Stallings : Computer Organization & Architecture, Prentice Hall.
Revisions / Exam
Two written examinations have to be passed, also in different calls.
The first test is about the topics presented in the lectures.
The second test consists in the development of a program in assembly language.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2008/09
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