PV172 Architecture of Digital Systems

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
prof. Ing. Václav Přenosil, CSc. (lecturer)
RNDr. Zdeněk Matěj, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. Ing. Václav Přenosil, CSc.
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
Tue 16:00–17:50 Virtuální místnost
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 course is understand and master theoretical knowledge necessary for design high-performance digital systems.
Learning outcomes
Students will be capable of:
application of the fundamental design components;
understanding principle of the modular systems design methodology;
design and implement connection of external devices.
  • 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 its interrupt system.
  • Direct memory access
  • External busses
  • Auxiliary circuits
  • A/D converters
  • D/A converters
  • Input/output circuits
  • Diagnostics system
  • Checking circuits
  • ŠNOREK, RICHTA. Připojování periférií k PC
  • DOUŠA, J., PLUHÁČEK, V. Introduction to computer systems. Praha: ČVUT, 2000
  • 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) 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 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 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2022, Spring 2023.
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