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**Instructors:**
John Dougherty

**Semester & Year:** Fall 2016 | **Syllabus**

**Schedule:**

**Lecture**: MW 11:15 am - 12:45 pm in KINSC E309**XOR**TTh 2:30-4:00 in KINSC H108**Lab Sections**: T 9 - 10 am; T 1:30 - 2:30 pm; W 9:30 - 10:30 am; Th 9 - 10 am (enroll in one lab sectionweekly)

Recommended (or an acceptable alternate text): Computer Engineering: Hardware Design, by M. Morris Mano.

"The Haverford Educational RISC Architecture" by David Wonnacott (this booklet is available with a nice cover at the Haverford book store (the lulu.com version, but without the shipping cost) or you can print your own (without the cool cover) from the HERA web site).

**Requirements:**

- Exams (2) covering the three sections of the course:(1) combinational circuits; (2) sequential circuits; and (3) system/microprocessor design.
- Lab exercises, including "live grading" sessions
- Written homework or "mini-homework"
- contributions in class and lab

**Department of Computer Science Collaboration Policy**

**Prerequisites: **
CMSC 106 (or 206 at Bryn Mawr).
Math/CS 231 (Discrete Mathematics) is also highly recommended.
Concurrent enrollment in this and two other CMSC lab courses requires
permission of the instructor.

**Description:** A lecture/laboratory course studying the hierarchical
design of modern digital computers: combinatorial and sequential logic design,
memory and processor organization, instruction sets, assembly language,
elements of operating systems, and advanced topics as time permits (such as
parallel processing)

**Lab Assignments and Term Project:**

- Lab 0: Introduction to logisim and Thinking About Circuits
- Lab 1: Boolean Logic and Combinational Circuits
- Lab 2: Modular Combinational Circuits
- Lab 3: Arithmetic and Sequential Circuits
- Lab 4: High Level Components and Memory
- Lab 5: Processors, Numbers and Arithmetic
- Lab 6: HERA assembly into machine code; memory access
- Term Project: HERA processor, including Branching and Function Calls

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