PA176 Architecture of Digital Systems II

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
RNDr. Zdeněk Matěj, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. Ing. Václav Přenosil, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Aleš Horák, Ph.D.
Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: RNDr. Zdeněk Matěj, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Mon 16:00–17:50 A415
Course PA174-Design of Digital Systems II is advisable source of necessary knowledges for this 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 course is understand and master theoretical know ledges 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;
- methodology of the modular systems;
- connecting of the external devices.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- explain the principle of assembling powerful and functionally reliable digital system structures;
- design a reliable digital system using contemporary design elements;
- work with external devices connected to digital systems;
- work with the MIPS instruction set;
- work with A/D and D/A converters;
- implement basic control and diagnostic tools into simple digital systems.
  • - digital computer main parts and sequencers;
  • - digital system structure;
  • - operational memory addressing methods;
  • - operational and CACHE memory structure and operation principles;
  • - microprocessor structure and interruption system principles;
  • - direct memory access principles;
  • - analog/digital converters;
  • - digital/analog converters;
  • - input/output devices;
  • - power supply unit, power supply switch mode;
  • - primary power supply, battery, accumulators.
  • DOUŠA, J., PLUHÁČEK, V. Introduction to computer systems. Praha: ČVUT, 2000
  • HLAVIČKA, J. Computer architecture. Praha: ČVUT, 1999
  • 3. HDL - Chip Design, Douglas J. Smith, ISBN 0-9651934-3-8
  • ŠNOREK, RICHTA. Připojování periférií k PC
Teaching methods
Lectures that correspond to intended aims of tuition.
Assessment methods
During the semester will be given a homeworks and two written tests, the results of which will be included in the final evaluation. Regarding the content of the course is recommended regular attendance at the course. Final examination consists of 3 parts:
1) evaluation of the homeworks and discussion about protocol;
2) evaluation of writen tests;
3) oral exam - teoretical problems from list of the passed lectures.
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 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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