Hello Computer Organization Students:

Test 1 will be Thursday, Sept. 25, in class. It will be closed book and notes, except for one 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper with notes.

Chapter 1.

Basic structure and functional units of a computer

Functional units: Input, CPU, Memory, Output, System bus

CPU components: control unit, ALU, regs., internal CPU interconnection

Performance: basic performance equation, clock rate, RISC vs. CISC, pipelining and superscalar operations

Digital Logic: Chapters 2, 3, 4.1-4.5, 16.1-16.5

Truth tables for the gates

Boolean algebra notations: sum-of-products

Combinational circuit design (no memory): 1) determine truth table for function, 2) using Karnaugh/K-maps to get minimized sum-of-products function, 3) draw implementation of minimized function (using gates)

Number of gate delays for a circuit.

Sequential Circuits (Memory): SR latch - know how it remembers (two stable

states, etc.), know how it changes states;

Gated/Clocked SR and D latches. Master-slave D Flip Flop; their characteristic tables

Timing diagrams for latches and Flip Flops

Register file - design and usage

Square-memory implementation of large memories

Appendix A.1-A.4

Unsigned binary numbers

Signed number representation: sign bit and magnitude, one's complement, two's complement

Addition and subtraction of signed and unsigned numbers

Overflow in integer arithmetic