The course aims at introducing basic concepts of hardware and firmware architectures of computing systems, starting from digital circuit fundamentals up to the description of behavior and structure of the main parts of a computing system. The course consists in 36 lecture hours (4,5cfu) and 24 lab hours (1,5cfu).
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge of basic elements related to structure and behavior of a computer. Ability of translating simple algorithms down to the level proper of the computer machine.
Lesson period: First semester
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