Final Review ECE 331, Spring 09 Students bring to the exam: • Handout 2, with no additional information added to the handout! • Something to write/erase with • No calculators Exam Format • ~50% Theory: Short Answer (T/F, multiple choice, matching, fill in blank) • ~50% Problems • Formula sheet (Boolean logic properties, powers of 2, etc.) • ~50% on new material (bold below) and ~%50% on material covered by past exams Topics Covered • Review material (limited direct coverage on final exam) o Number systems: Hex/Dec/Bin conversion; 2’s complement form o Combinational logic gates: INV through FFs and shift/rotate registers o Logic minimization: DeMorgan’s rules, K-maps o NOR/NAND-only logic implementation; bubble pushing • Computer history (briefly) • Basic computer/processor organization, hardware elements and their functions o architecture o CPU, Memory, I/P devices, Buses • Microprocessor, microcontroller, embedded controller • Programmer’s model; CPU registers and their functions
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