CS 152. Computer Architecture & Engineering

Current Schedule (Spring 2016)


Catalog Description: (5 units) Instruction set design, Register Transfer. Verilog and CAD tool design. Testing methodologies. Data-path design. Controller design. Memory system. Addressing. Microprogramming. Computer arithmetic. Out-of-order pipelining and branch prediction. Survey of real computers and microprocessors. Computer design project requiring about 100 hours involves creative application of techniques to build unique pipeline.

Prerequisites: CS 150.

Course objectives: This course will give you an in-depth understanding of the inner-workings of modern digital computer systems and tradeoffs present at the hardware-software interface. You will work in groups of 4 or 5 to get an understanding of the design process in the context of a complex hardware system and practical experience with computer-aided design tools. You will be required to present your design and results in front of the TAs and class.

Topics covered:

General Catalog

Undergraduate Student Learning Goals