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WED MAY 5
&bull assignment 9: cache memory pdf
due Wed May 12
&bull microprocessor design article pdf

WED APR 14
&bull archlab part B practice html

FRI APR 2
• assignment 8: archlab parts A and B
due Mon Apr 12
    tar
    sum.ys starter file
    pdf handout
for Mon Apr 12: Part A, sum.ys and rsum.ys only

FRI MAR 26
• assignment 7: bomblab
    pdf due Fri Apr 2
    BOMBLAB README txt
    gdb notes pdf txt

FRI MAR 12
• assignment 6 answers out
• mid-term review txt

WED MAR 10
• assignment 4 handed back w/answers

MON MAR 1
assignment 6: memory-mapping and the stack pdf due Mar 10
• appendix b pdf
• cy6264 pdf
• expanddemo.s s
• mystery5000.rel rel

NOTE: THERE IS NO ASSIGNMENT 5.

FRI FEB 20
assignment 4: the HC11 pdf due Feb 27
• java setup html
README FIRST!
• intro to 6811 pdf
• m68hc11e manual pdf
HC11Boot.java
Serial.java
beep.s
BootLoad.java
ReadRel.java
serialxmit.s
BootTerm.java
BootTermSafe.java
analogdemo.s
the above files in a zip

THU FEB 19
• assignment 2 answers out

WED FEB 11
assignment 3b: transistor ckts html due Feb 18

MON FEB 9
• sch draw hints pdf
• volt div, trans reading – no link
assignment 3: state machines pdf due Feb 18

FRI FEB 6
univ closed – class canceled

WED FEB 4
• uml305dev manual pdf
• uml305dev checkout pdf
• datasheets html

MON FEB 2
• labkits distributed
assignment 2: transistors, gates, & mystery chips pdf due Feb 9
• Horowitz/Hill logic implementations no link

WED JAN 28
assignment 1: historic computer html due Jan 30

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resources ikonboard software data links

91.305 Assignment 1: Introduction to Architecture

 

  1. Go to the course home page http://www.cs.uml.edu/~fredm/courses/91.305/ and click on the link to the ikonboard area (in the pink resources menu at the top of the page).

    Create a log-in for yourself on the ikonboard. Find the “secret message” posted on the 91.305 course area and follow it the instructions contained within.

  2. Read Chapter 1 of Bryant and O’Hallaron (pages 1–21).

  3. On the ’net or in the library, find information on an computer system designed before 1970. Prepare a short report (1 to 1-1/2 pages) that describes the machine. Include details such as:

    • what fundamental technologies were involved in the calculation engine (transistors, tubes, relays, something else?)
    • how much main memory it had (was it RAM, or something else?)
    • what kind of bulk storage it had (disk? tape? something else?)
    • what was its processor cycle time (measured in kHz, or MHz?)
    • what was its “word length” (did it deal with 8-bit bytes, or some other grouping of data bits?)
    • how much did it cost, and for what applications was it marketed?

    You don't have to have every one of these details, but feel free to include other interesting tidbits. Make sure to include citations (references) to your source(s). If your source includes a web site, print out and include the first relevant (printed) page from that site.


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