FI:PV094 PC Hardware - Course Information
PV094 PC HardwareFaculty of Informatics
- Extent and Intensity
- 3/0. 3 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: z (credit).
- RNDr. Jaroslav Pelikán, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- prof. RNDr. Václav Matyáš, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: RNDr. Jaroslav Pelikán, Ph.D.
- Thu 9:00–11:50 D2
- Knowledge of computer systems architectures, that is adequate to the course PB150 Computer-Systems Architectures or PB151 Computer Systems.
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- there are 39 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- The course PC Hardware gives detailed information on technical realization of modern computer systems. The students get acquainted with particular components of current computers, to their properties, connection, operational principle and to possibilities of their usage.
At the end of this course, students should:
know concepts dealing with hardware;
know operational principles of particular components;
be able of qualified hardware purchase;
be able to identify bugs in a computer;
be able to make some repairs in a computer (exchange of a certain module);
be able to plug in a new module into the computer (including its correct setting).
- Architecture of PC and its peripheries.
- Microprocessors Intel.
- Internal memories and their technological realization. Cache memories.
- Bus, width, speed, comparison, compatibility.
- Magnetic data recording. Hysteresis of ferro-magnetic materials.
- External memories. Magnetoresistive heads.
- Interfaces between controllers and hard disk units.
- Graphic cards. Port A.G.P.
- Monitors. Principle of a color CRT. LCD displays and their operational principle. Plasma displays.
- PCMCIA standards and USB bus. Standard IEEE 1394.
- Memory media, cassettes, magnetic disks.
- Magneto-optical disks, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW disks.
- I/O card. Serial and parallel data transfer.
- Soundcards, record and synthesis of a sound. MIDI. Speaker systems.
- IRQ, DMA, I/O addresses, ROM addresses and RAM buffers.
- Review of other devices.
- HORÁK, Jaroslav. Hardware : učebnice pro pokročilé. Vyd. 2. Brno: Computer Press, 2004. viii, 412. ISBN 8072265539. info
- MUELLER, Scott. Osobní počítač : hardware, upgrade, opravy. Translated by Milan Daněk. 1 vyd. Brno: Computer Press, 2003. xxv, 862. ISBN 8072267965. info
- MINASI, Mark. Velký průvodce hardwarem. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2002. 763 s. ISBN 8024702738. info
- Assessment methods
- Lectures - 3 hours per week (the attendance is optional). Written examination (70 minutes, 8 questions).
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
- Teacher's information