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CMSC 240: Principles of Computer Organization
Semester & Year: Fall 2016 | Syllabus
Digital Design and Computer Architecture, second edition (but first is OK),
by David Harris and Sarah Harris
- 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"
(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
- 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
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
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