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ee357_hw1_sol - EE 357 Homework 1 Spring 07 Redekopp Name:...

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EE 357 Homework 1 Spring ’07 Redekopp Name: ___Solutions__________________________________ Lec: 9:30 / 11:00 / 2:00 Due: Mon./Tues. Jan. 15 th /16 th in class Score: ________ Note: Attach all work to receive full credit 1.) History of Computers: Study the “History of Computers” slides posted on blackboard under Course-Documents and answer the following questions. a. True / False : Integrated circuits allowed many transistors to be fabricated and interconnected on a single chip. b. What scale would a 74LS163 4-bit counter be considered: SSI, MSI, or VLSI? c. Consider Moore’s Law. If you begin designing a computer system in the year 2006 with the current state of the art technology allowing 300 million transistor chips. If it takes three years to design your chip and then fabricate and release it in 2009, would it be reasonable to allow your design to use 750 million transistors? Explain. . Yes. Moore’s Law describes how the # of transistors on a chip will double every 18 months. Thus in
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