This course aims at giving the bases required for the understanding of how a computer is able to performs program interpretation. In order to do so, it relies on the explanation of digital circuit behavior, that allows firstly the actual implementation of boolean logic and memory elements, and secondly defines the way to build complex functions using elementary functions. These concepts are developed in order to analyse and design simple processor behavior, and instruction set interpretation.
This course is by nature practical, and contains labs.
Contact Frédéric PETROT
MOS transistor, combinational and sequential circuits, finite state machines, complex circuits, instructions interpretation, memory implementation.
A 3 hours written exam at the end of the semester (all documents allowed), and a lab grade.
N1 = 2/3xE1+ 1/3xTP
N2 = E2
This course is taught in french.
David Patterson et John Hennessy, Computer Architecture, The hardware/software interface, 4ème édition, Morgan Kaufman
John F. Wakerly, Digital Design: Principles And Practices
Date of update April 7, 2022