PA176 Architecture of Digital Systems II

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
RNDr. Zdeněk Matěj, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. Ing. Václav Přenosil, CSc. (lecturer)
Ing. Jiří Čulen (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 12:00–13:50 A415
Course PV172 is recommended.
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
The main aim of this course is to understand and master theoretical knowledge and practical virtuosity necessary for design high-performance digital systems. The lessons are specialized in particular into the following topics:
- application of the modern design components;
- the methodology of the modular systems;
- connecting with 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
    recommended literature
  • DOUŠA, J., PLUHÁČEK, V. Introduction to computer systems. Praha: ČVUT, 2000
  • PATTERSON, David A. and John L. HENNESSY. Computer organization and design : the hardware/software interface. 4th rev. ed. Waltham: Morgan Kaufmann, 2012. 703, [187]. ISBN 9780123747501. info
    not specified
  • 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 the 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.
Teacher's information
Teaching takes place on hardware and software in the Laboratory EmLab - A415. All used documentation and instructions are only available in English.
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 2020, Spring 2022.
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