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ECE3073

Faculty of Engineering

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2012 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)R Russell (Clayton); N Ramakrishnan (Sunway)

Synopsis

This unit provides an introduction to computer architecture using a modern microprocessor as an example. Practical considerations involved in interconnecting logic element are explored, along with software and hardware techniques for interfacing computers to peripheral devices. An introduction to communication protocols used to connect local peripheral devices to a microprocessor, including RS232/RS422/RS485, CAN bus and i2C is provided. Real time systems including concurrency, inter-process communications and scheduling are introduced.

Assessment

Laboratory and assignment work: 30%
Examinations (3 hours): 70%.
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Jamie Evans

Contact hours

2 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory and practice classes and 6 hours of private study per week

Prerequisites

(ECE2071 or CSE1301 or FIT1002 or TEC2171 or TRC2400) and (ECE2072 or TEC2172 or TRC2300)

Prohibitions

ECE3703, GSE2303, GSE3802, TEC3174, TRC3300