EE357_Syllabus_Fall09_Nazarian

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1 Fall09 Syllabus EE 357 Nazarian Basic Organization of Computer Systems Abstract This course introduces the basics of computer architecture and organization with a focus on embedded systems. Instruction set architecture and assembly language programming is taught using the M68K/Coldfire architecture as the primary case study. Processor and memory system design are discussed and accompanied by design labs. Arithmetic algorithms and floating-point representation are also covered. Instructor Info Instructor: Dr. Shahin Nazarian Office Hours: T, Th: 9:45-10:50am & 5-6pm F and W: By appt. Office: EEB 340 E-mail: shahin.n[email protected] Office Phone: (213) 740-4653 TA and Grader Info TA: Sabyasachi Ghosh Office: EEB106 (213) 740-3487 Office Hours: M, W 2-3pm at EEB106 E-mail: [email protected] Grader: Hwisung Jung Office Hours: TBA for each HW E-mail: hwijung @usc.edu Class Info 30476R Lecture TTh 11:00am-12:20pm RTH105 30477R Discussion and Lab F 1:00-1:50pm RTH109 Course Materials URL (Blackboard) : http://blackboard.usc.edu Textbook (Required) : Patterson and Hennessy, “Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface”, 4 th ed. (ISBN: 978-0-12-374493-7) Lab Board (1 per team of 2) : Coldfire MCF5211 Eval. Board available from EEB-100, $50 deposit, should be returned to and tested when the semester is over Grading Policy Homework + Labs = 28% (drop lowest HW) Midterm I = 30% Midterm II = 40% Surprise Quizzes = 7% (Extra Credit) Office visit & Participation= 2% Homework Assignments
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