Digital Systems - ELE00026C

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  • Department: Electronic Engineering
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Andrew Pomfret
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2017-18

Module occurrences

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2017-18 to Summer Term 2017-18

Module aims

Subject content aims:

  • To introduce the main architectural components of computer systems
  • To introduce the main architectural differences between micro­controllers and micro­processors
  • To introduce the main architectural differences between embedded and high­performance systems
  • To introduce the relationship between architectures and programming techniques
  • To develop the ability to write programs in machine code and assembly language

Graduate skills aims:

To develop skills in basic numeric and algebraic techniques

Module learning outcomes

Subject content learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Understand the detailed operation of processors and processor­based systems
  • Be able to write programs in machine code and assembly language
  • Be able to write programs for interfacing applications using a high­level language

Graduate skills learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Be able to state basic technical concepts concisely and accurately
  • Be able to apply a range of commonly­encountered mathematical techniques to given problems

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Individual Report
N/A 30
University - closed examination
Digital Systems
1.5 hours 70

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Individual Report
N/A 30
University - closed examination
Digital Systems
1.5 hours 70

Module feedback

Feedback on the examination performance will be provided within six weeks.

Feedback on reports will be provided within six weeks of submission.

eedback on submitted code will be provided within six weeks of submission.

Key texts

Notes and readings will be provided in class.



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