PV172 Architecture of Digital Systems

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)
prof. Ing. Jaroslav Čechák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Vojtěch Krmíček, Ph.D. (assistant)
Ing. Zbyněk Bureš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. Ing. Václav Přenosil, CSc.
Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Thu 12:00–13:50 C525
( PV170 Design of Digital Systems && PB170 Seminar on Dig.Syst. Design )&& NOW ( PB171 Seminar on Dig.Syst. Arch. )
Course PV170 - Design of Digital Systems is advisable source of necessary knowledges for current course.
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
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Course objectives
Main aim of this courese is understand and master theoretical knowledges necessary for design high-performance digital systems. The lessons are specialized in particular into following topics:
application of the fundamental design components;
principle of the modular systems design metodology;
principle of the external devices connecting.
  • Controllers and Sequencers
  • Structure of the digital systems
  • Addressing of the memory
  • Instruction set of the typical microprocessor
  • Memories and Cache memories
  • Structure of the typical processor and interrupt system.
  • Direct memory access
  • External busses
  • Auxiliary circuits
  • A/D convertors
  • D/A convertors
  • Input/output circuits
  • Diagnostics system
  • Checking circuits
  • HLAVIČKA, J. Computer architecture. Praha: ČVUT, 1999
  • DOUŠA, J., PLUHÁČEK, V. Introduction to computer systems. Praha: ČVUT, 2000
  • ŠNOREK, RICHTA. Připojování periférií k PC
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 the 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 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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