Chapter 00 - Introduction

Chapter 00 - Introduction - CS/ECEn 124 Computer Systems...

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BYU CS/ECEn 124 Introduction to Computer Systems 1 CS/ECEn 124 – Computer Systems Winter 2012 Section 001 , 1:00 – 1:50 pm MWF (1170 TMCB) Section 002 , 3:00 – 3:50 pm MWF (1170 TMCB) Help Sessions , 4:00 – 4:45 pm MWF (1170 TMCB) Instructor: Paul Roper Office: TMCB 3370, 422-8149 Office Hours: 9:00 – 10:50 am MWF Email: [email protected]
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BYU CS/ECEn 124 Introduction to Computer Systems 2 Today… Introductions Class Syllabus http://students.cs.byu.edu/~cs124ta Course materials Grades Class Schedule Abstraction
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BYU CS/ECEn 124 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 CS/ECEn 124 First introduction to computer systems. The focus is on computer organization. Understand the inner workings of a modern computer by studying the MSP430 Processor. The student should have a basic understanding of: Binary data types Digital logic gates and their transistor implementations Latches, storage functions, Finite State Machines Von Neumann computer architecture MSP430 ISA Computer operations and instructions Interrupts, clocks, timers Logic gates Transistors Boolean Algebra Binary Numbers MSP430 Assembler C Programming Language Syllabus
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BYU CS/ECEn 124 Introduction to Computer Systems 4 Course Information Class website (http://students.cs.byu.edu/~cs124ta) syllabus, schedule, lab descriptions, homework, reference web submission Blackboard Grade roll, discussion board, email Texts C Programming Language (2nd Edition, Prentice Hall) by Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie (required) Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software by Charles Petzold. (required) MSP430 Microcontroller Basics by John H. Davies (recommended) Development Tools MSP430 Development Tool and Development Board Option A: LaunchPad ($5) / RBX-1 ($80) Option B: eZ430-F2013 / eZ430X Rev. C Reading Assignments Class lectures / help sessions Syllabus
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BYU CS/ECEn 124 Introduction to Computer Systems 5 Course Materials Development Tools: Option A: LaunchPad ($5) / RBX-1 ($75) Option B: eZ430-F2013 / eZ430X Rev. C Texts: Required: C Programming Language (2nd Edition, Prentice Hall) by by Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie. (~$40) Required : Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software by Charles Petzold. (~$12) Recommended: MSP430 Microcontroller Basics by John H. Davies. (~$40) Course Materials
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Introduction to Computer Systems 6 IMPORTANT!!! Beware of static electricity, don't touch the components directly. Never disconnect a target board from the USB programmer if still plugged into the computer or from the battery unit with jumper on. Otherwise you destroy the board!
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