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Homework 1 CPRE 488X, Fall 2006 Due: Wednesday, Sept. 6, on WebCT Brad Smith Section-Tuesday 1. [10] Q1-1. Briefly describe the distinction between requirements and specifications. Requirements is what is given to the engineers from the customer, described in broad, vague terms. Specifications are done by the engineers, to describe what is going to be needed, but not anything specific. 2. [10] Q1-2. Briefly describe the distinction between specification and architecture. While specification is a broad outline of what will be needed for a project, architecture is deciding on the components that are needed, specifically, and how they are put together. 3. [10] Q1-3. At what stage of the design methodology would we determine what type of CPU to use (8-bit vs. 16-bit vs. 32-bit, which model of a particular type of CPU, etc.). Give your best explanation . Architecture. Architecture is when you decided what type of components that you need in your project. This means CPUs, Memory, etc.
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4. [10] Q1-6. Compare and contrast top-down and bottom-up design.
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