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Systems and Computer Engineering (SYSC)

Department of Systems and Computer Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

SYSC 3601 [0.5 credit]

Microprocessor Systems

Microprocessor-based system design for different microprocessor families. Microprocessors: internal organization, instruction sets, address generation, pin-outs, bus cycles, signalling waveforms. Interfacing memory and I/O devices. Interrupt structures, direct memory access. Floating point coprocessors. System bus standards. Introduction to DSPs.
Precludes additional credit for ELEC 4601.
Prerequisites: ELEC 2607, and SYSC 2003 or permission of the department.
Lectures three hours a week, laboratory three hours alternate weeks.

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