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LEC 0 Fall 2009 ECE 18-240 Fundamentals of Computer Engineering LEC 0: Introduction Don Thomas & William Nace Electrical & Computer Engineering Carnegie Mellon University F09 18-240 LEC0 Sanity Check... This is Carnegie Mellon University Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Fall 2009 Semester 18-240 Fundamentals of Computer Engineering 12 units 2 x 80 min lectures, plus... 1 x 3 hour lab, 1 x 50 min recitation Prerequisite: 18-100 for ECE students Corequisite: 21-127 (Concepts of Math) If any of this is surprising or unexpected... ...we need to chat. 2

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F09 18-240 LEC0 18-240: Where are we...? 3 Handouts: Lec0, Course-Info/Sched, Survey No recitations, no labs this week. Start next week. 3 Week Date Lecture Reading Lab HW 1 8/25 L0 Introduction, Comb. Logic Chapter1 (optional) & Chapter2 (optional) No Lab 8/27 L1 Boolean Algebra Ch4.1~4.2 8/28 No Friday recitations 2 9/1 L2 Karnaugh Maps Ch4.3 Lab 0 HW1 9/3 L3 Verilog HDL and simulation Ch5.1 and Ch5.4 9/4 Recitation 3 9/8 L4 Logic Minimization (Q-M Algorithm) Ch4.3~4.4 Lab 1A 9/10 L5 Structured Logic Implementation 9/11 Recitation: HW1 and Quiz 4 9/15 L6 Synthesizable Verilog Chapter 6 Lab 1B HW2 9/17 L7 Comb. Logic Wrap-up Chapter 6 9/18 Recitation: Lab Quiz 5 9/22 L8 Numbers and Arithmetic Chapter 2; HW3 Out Lab 2A 9/24 L9 Flip-flops and FSMs Chapter 7.1~7.8 9/25 Recitation: HW2 and Quiz F09 18-240 LEC0 18-240: Who are we…? Don Thomas Professor (Lectures) Bill Nace Professor (Lectures + Labs) Bob Koutsoyannis Lead TA (Recitations) Shannon Halfhill Course Admin (Logistics) Plus, a platoon of intelligent, energetic, kind, courteous, trustworthy, dedicated, loyal, hard-working, hygienic, ECE-approved LAB TAs ... 4
F09 18-240 LEC0 18-240: What are we...? So, what is CompE...? Not unreasonable question... We have hard-core CompE ECE folks in here ...and EE-leaning ECE folks ...and CS folks (and double majors) ...and several non-ECE/non-SCS folks as well Today’s Topic: What is CompE ? Kyle, I like totally hope he’s not going to do career counseling now... 5 F09 18-240 LEC0 Computer System Applications Compilers OS Architecture (ISA) Microarchitecture Digital Design Circuits Devices/Physics To use an abstraction properly you must understand the limits of the abstraction 18-240 digital logic transistors, signals atoms, electrons registers, ALU datapath hw/sw interface resource virtualization prog. languages human interface 6

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F09 18-240 LEC0 CompE Topics Basic core material Understanding digital hardware basics Understanding design abstraction, methodology, discipline Understanding hardware / software interaction 7 F09 18-240 LEC0 Levels of Digital System Design The “system” …implemented as a set of components on a circuit board …implemented as digital functions on individual chips …implemented as “SOC” system-on-chip complex integrated circuits 8 ( ) Note: I could have started with a very different, bigger system -- same breakdown
F09 18-240 LEC0 Many aspects to the problem Design digital computation systems Computer architects ( μ Processor designers)

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