PA176 Architecture of Digital Systems II

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 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
RNDr. Zdeněk Matěj, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: RNDr. Zdeněk Matěj, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Mon 17. 2. to Fri 15. 5. Mon 10:00–11:50 A415
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
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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
  • Digital computer main parts - sequencer
  • Digital system structure
  • Operational memory addressing methods
  • Operational and CACHE memory structure, operation 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
    required literature
  • DOUŠA, J., PLUHÁČEK, V. Introduction to computer systems. Praha: ČVUT, 2000
    not specified
  • ŠNOREK, RICHTA. Připojování periférií k PC
  • HLAVIČKA, J. Computer architecture. Praha: ČVUT, 1999
  • 3. HDL - Chip Design, Douglas J. Smith, ISBN 0-9651934-3-8
Teaching methods
Lectures that correspond to intended aims of tuition.
Assessment methods
The final examination consists of 3 parts:
1) defense 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 - theoretical problems from a 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 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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