Apr 19, 2019  
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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ECSE 4770 - Computer Hardware Design

Digital design methodologies including timing chain and counter based “hardwired” microprogram design, modules, and modular design. The course bridges LSI and MSI design treating microprocessors, and I/O interfacing. Bus protocol standards, interrupts, direct memory access, priority arbitration, asynchronous timing, and overlap or double buffering. Specific examples of design include controllers for disks, cassettes, video systems, and stepping motors. Course includes a laboratory with access to FPGAs and microprocessors.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: ECSE 2610; ENGR 2350 desirable.

When Offered: Fall term annually.

Credit Hours: 3

Contact, Lecture or Lab Hours: 5 contact hours

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