EEE2007 : Computer Systems and Microprocessors
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Nick Coleman
- Lecturer: Dr Rishad Shafik
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
To improve and extend programming techniques at both high and low level. To intoduce the concepts underlying a microprocessor system and design, test and build such a system.
Outline Of Syllabus
Low level C++: structures, functions, pointers, bit manipulation.
Motherboard architecture: CPU, memory, interrupts, DMA, I/O devices, status registers, memory mapping, virtual memory.
Review of assembly language programming.
Low-level programming of I/O: polling, interrupts, systematic treatment of interrupts, DMA.
Structure of real-time software.
Microprocessor architecture and basic system organisation.
Digital interfacing: logical design, timing, causes of noise and countermeasures.
I/O programming techniques: polling, interrupts, DMA.
Design, construction and test of a simple practical microprocessor system.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||4||2:00||8:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||24:00||24:00||Programming assignment 1|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||30||1:00||30:00||Revision for final exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||3:00||3:00||Final exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||10||1:00||10:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||19:00||19:00||Programming assignment 2|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||1:00||12:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||8||3:00||24:00||Microprocessor Practical|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||5||2:00||10:00||Programming|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||1||30:00||30:00||Execution of practical|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||1||30:00||30:00||Preparation of practical|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Underlying theory and its application in practice is taught in the lectures. This is, however a predominantly practical subject and the substantial laboratory-based component reflects this. The latter requires a considerable amount of quiet reflection and preparation, time for which is allocated under independent study.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Computer assessment||1||M||20||Programming Assignments|
|Practical/lab report||1||M||20||Micro practical|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Although the underlying theory plays an important part, the course is also practical in nature and specification, design and programming skills are being assessed.
Semester 1 Study Abroad students will be able to sit the final assessment earlier.