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Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

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ECSE 4780 - Advanced Computer Hardware Design

A capstone design course.† Design methodologies include register transfer modules and firmware microprogrammed design. “Bit-slice” philosophy of design. LSI microprocessors as design elements in larger digital systems such as high-speed channels and special purpose computers. Detailed discussion of the structure of several computers at the chip and board level. Specification of custom IC digital systems. FPGA based design implementation using VHDL. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and ECSE 6700.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisites: ECSE 4770. Corequisites: ECSE 2660, ENGR 4010 and senior standing.

When Offered: Spring term annually.

Credit Hours: 4

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