PA176 Architecture of Digital Systems II

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2011
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. Ing. Václav Přenosil, CSc. (lecturer)
RNDr. Vojtěch Krmíček, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Moslem Amiri, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Zbyněk Bureš, Ph.D. (lecturer), RNDr. Vojtěch Krmíček, Ph.D. (deputy)
Guaranteed by
prof. Ing. Václav Přenosil, CSc.
Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Tue 10:00–11:50 B202
PB170 Seminar on Dig.Syst. Design && PA174 Design of Digital Systems II
This course is instalment of the course PA174 - Design of Digital Systems II.
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 18 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Main aim of this courese is understand and master theoretical knowledges and practical virtuosity necessary for design high-performance digital systems. The lessons are specialized in particular into following topics:
application of the modern design components;
metodology of the modular systems;
connecting of the external devices.
  • Digital computer main parts - sequencer
  • Digital system structure
  • Operational memory addressing methods
  • Operational and CACHE memory structure, structure principles
  • Microprocessor structure, Interruption system principles
  • Direct memory access principles
  • Digital processing chain
  • Digital signal processing methods
  • Signal spectra estimation methods
  • Analog – digital converters
  • Digital- analog converters
  • Input – output devices
  • Power supply unit, switch - mode power supply
  • Primary power supply, battery, accumulators
  • DOUŠA, J., PLUHÁČEK, V. Introduction to computer systems. Praha: ČVUT, 2000
  • 3. HDL - Chip Design, Douglas J. Smith, ISBN 0-9651934-3-8
  • ŠNOREK, RICHTA. Připojování periférií k PC
  • HLAVIČKA, J. Computer architecture. Praha: ČVUT, 1999
Teaching methods
Lectures that correspond to intended aims of tuition.
Assessment methods
Final examination consists of 3 parts:
1) defence of the project - implementation of the design from laboratory lessons and discussion about protocol;
2) design of the circuit and verification of třhe design by laboratory tools;
3) oral exam - teoretical problems from list of the passed subjects.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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