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Computer Architecture I

Code 11537
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(30H)/T(30H)
Scientific area Informatics
Entry requirements -
Learning outcomes This curricular unit has as objectives:
- the analysis and design of Combinational and Sequencial Digital Systems

At the end of this curricular unit the student should be able to:
- analyse and design Combinational and Sequencial Digital Systems
Syllabus 1. Combinational Digital Systems
1.1. Boole Algebra
1.2. Combinational Systems Analysis
1.3. Combinational Systems Design
1.4. Decoders, Encoders and Code Conversion Circuits
1.5. Multiplex/Demultiplex
1.6. Binary Arithmetics

2. Sequential Digital Systems
2.1. “Latches” and “Flip-Flops”
2.2. Sequential Systems Analysis
2.3. Counters and Registers
2.4. Sequential Systems Design

3. Memory Systems
Main Bibliography • “Sistemas Digitais - Princípios e Prática”, Morgado Dias, 3.ª Edição Revista, ISBN: 978-972-722-700-6, Editora FCA, 2013.
• “Computer Systems - Digital Design, Fundamentals of Computer Architecture and Assembly Language”, Ata Elahi, Springer, 2018.
• “Digital Fundamentals”, Thomas L. Floyd , 11th edition, Pearson Education, 2015.
• Texts available on the course unit page and class notes;
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Teaching methodologies:
Theoretical lessons: exposure of concepts;
Practical lessons: resolution of practical exercises in computer lab;

Theoretical knowledge (T): test or exam=12 points
Practical knowledge (P): two practical works (TP1+TP2) = 3+5=8 points
Final grade F = T + P
Admission to exam: F = 6
Final grade: F or (Exam+P)
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-01-17

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