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Digital systems are at the heart of the information age in which we live, allowing us to store, communicate and manipulate information quickly and reliably. This computer science course is a bottom-up exploration of the abstractions, principles, and techniques used in the design of digital and computer systems. If you have a rudimentary knowledge of electricity and some exposure to programming, roll up your sleeves, join in and design a computer system!
Using your browser for design entry and simulation, you’ll implement a 32-bit computer using our gate library and write assembly language programs to explore the hardware/software interface.
This is Part 2 of a 3-part program on digital systems.
- The design of an instruction set for computer systems
- How to translate high-level programs into sequences of computer instructions
- The design of the datapath and control logic for a 32-bit computer
- The role of caches in the memory hierarchy
- Chris Terman
- Steve Ward
- Silvina Hanono Wachman
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