Instructor: Stan Warford

Office: RAC 112

Office hours: Monday (11:00-11:50), Tuesday (9:00-9:50), Thursday (1:00-1:50), Friday (11:00-11:50), and by appointment.

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A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, Test 1

A9, A10, A11, A12, A13, A14, A15, A16, Test 2

A17, A18, A19, A20, A21, A22, A23, A24, A25, Final

L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, L6

Notices |

Download SPIM, not required, but may be helpful for Assignments 22 and 23.

Download errata page for

Download lecture slides, Chapter 3 for

Download lecture slides, Chapter 8 for

Download lecture slides, Chapter 9 for

Download lecture slides, Chapter 10 for

Download lecture slides, Chapter 11 for

Download lecture slides, Chapter 12 for

Download exam documentation handout for

First day of Lab 1: January 24

First day of Lab 2: February 7

First day of Lab 3: February 21

First day of Lab 4: March 13

First day of Lab 5: March 27

First day of Lab 6: April 10

Download complete data sheets for the labs.

Download data sheet for 7400, 7402, 7404, 7408, 7432, 7447, 7476, 7485, 7486, 74151, 74164, 74176-177, 74181, MAN71A.

Out of Bounds, Gerard J. Holzmann,

Reduced Instruction Set Computers Then and Now, David Patterson,

RISC-V home page, A new open-source ISA hardware processor.

RISC-V Offers Simple Modular ISA, David Kanter,

The End of (Numeric) Error: An Interview with John L. Gustafson, Walter Tichy,

An Energy-Efficient and Massively Parallel Approach to Valid Numbers, John L. Gustafson, Slide presentation on the Unum floating-point format, March 2015.

New CISC Architecture Takes on RISC, Bernard Cole,

Power Struggles: Revisiting the RISC vs. CISC Debate on Contemporary ARM and x86 Architectures, Emily Blem, Jaikrishnan Menon, and Karthikeyan Sankaralingam,

The Tyranny of the Clock, Ivan Sutherland,

Computing Performance: Game Over or Next Level?, Samuel H. Fuller, Lynette I. Millett,

The Case Against Quantum Computing, Mikhail Dyakonov,

How the Spectre and Meltdown Hacks Really Worked, Nael Abu-Ghazaleh, Dmitry Ponomarev, Dmitry Evtyushkin

The IEEE Standard 754: One for the History Books, David G. Hough,

Fast Inverse Square Root - A Quake III Algorithm, Interesting YouTube video with IEEE 754, November 2020.

License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA)

See: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/
for license details.

Assignments |

Study Chapter 10.1, 10.2

Chapter 10: Exercises 2, 8, 9(c), 11(a), 15(g, j, m), 16(g, j, m), 17(g, j, m)

Chapter 10: Exercises 21(b, d, g, i), 22(b, d, g, i)

Basic Logic Gates

Study Chapter 10.3

Chapter 10: Exercises 23(a, f), 24(a, f), 25, 27(b, d, g, i), 28(a, f), 31(b, i), 32(b, i)

For 32, use a Karnaugh map to find the minimum of

Study Chapter 10.4

Chapter 10: Exercises 33(b, c, d), 34(b, c, d), 35(c), 36(c)

For 34, use a Karnaugh map to find the minimum of

Chapter 10: Exercises 41, 43, 46, 47

For Exercise 41, use only the two multiplexers and AND, OR, and INVERT gates.

Study Chapter 11.1

Chapter 10: Exercises 53, 54(c)

Combinational Logic Circuits

Lab 1 due

Chapter 10: Exercises 52(b), 54(g), 55

Chapter 11: Exercises 2, 3

Chapters 10, 11.1 through page 648 The Master-Slave SR Flip-Flop, Lab 1

Study Chapter 11.2

Chapter 11: Exercises 5, 7, 8(d, f, h)

For Exercises 7 and 8, design a minimum AND-OR circuit, show the design table and Karnaugh map, and draw the non-abbreviated circuit with the flip-flop.

Sequential Circuits: Flip-flops and Shift Registers

Lab 2 due

Chapter 11: Exercises 10, 11 (Don't forget to label the output on the transition diagram.)

Study Chapter 11.3

Chapter 11: Exercises 13(b), 14(a)

Chapter 11: Exercise 19

Chapter 11: Exercises 20, 21, 22

For Exercise 20, you can describe the change in general with one or two sentences.

A Combined Combinational-Sequential System

Lab L3 due

Study Chapter 12.1

No written exercises.

Chapter 11: Exercises 23, 24

Chapter 12: Exercise 2

Chapter 12: Exercises 3, 4

Chapter 12: Problem 28

For Problem 28, use the "Copy to Microcode" button in the Help system to copy the unit test, which you must include unchanged in every microprogram.

Document your code with name, date, and assignment, which you must include in every microprogram.

Combine cycles as much as possible, which you must do for every microprogram.

Name your file

`xxProb1228.pepcpu`

where `xx`

is your assigned two-digit number for this course.Note the upper-case P.

Submit your assignment on Courses.

Chapters 11, 12.1 through page 704 The Store Byte Direct Instruction, Labs 2, 3

Variable Modulus Decade Counter with Display

Lab 4 due

Start working on Assignment 18.

Chapter 12: Problem 29(e)

Chapter 12: Problem 29(f)

Chapter 12: Problem 30

Name your files

`xxProb1229e.pepcpu`

, `xxProb1229f.pepcpu`

, and `xxProb1230.pepcpu`

where `xx`

is your assigned two-digit number for this course.Note the upper-case P.

Study Chapter 12.2

Chapter 12: Problem 32(e)

Chapter 12: Problem 33(d)

Name your files

`xxProb1232e.pepcpu`

and `xxProb1233d.pepcpu`

where `xx`

is your assigned two-digit number for this course.Note the upper-case P.

Chapter 12: Problem 35(e)

Chapter 12: Problem 36(d)

Report the percentage savings in the number of cycles in the documentation of the microprogram. Name your files

`xxProb1235e.pepcpu`

and `xxProb1236d.pepcpu`

where `xx`

is your assigned two-digit number for this course.Note the upper-case P.

Arithmetic Logic Unit

Lab 5 due

Study Chapter 12.3, 12.4

Chapter 12: Exercises 6, 7, 8, 11

Type your solutions in a text editor and export as a

`.pdf`

file.
Name your file `xxA21written.pdf`

where `xx`

is your assigned two-digit number for this course.
Submit your file on Courses.Chapter 12: Exercises 14, 15, 16

Use the smallest number of cycles. Note that 12.16 can be done in three cycles.

For the machine language, do not put a space between each four bits. Instead, put a space between each field of the instruction as in Example 12.3.

Type your solutions in a text editor and export as a

`.pdf`

file.
Name your file `xxA22written.pdf`

where `xx`

is your assigned two-digit number for this course.
Submit your file on Courses.Study Chapter 3.5

Extra credit, study Chapter 9.4, 9.5

Chapter 12: Exercises 17(a), 18, 20

Type your solutions in a text editor and export as a

`.pdf`

file.
Name your file `xxA23written.pdf`

where `xx`

is your assigned two-digit number for this course.
Submit your file on Courses.Chapter 12: Exercises 22, 25

Chapter 3: Exercises 50, 51, 52(a, b, c), 53(a, b, c)

Here is a worksheet for Exercise 12.22.

Due Friday, April 24

Chapter 9: Exercises 12, 13, 15, 16

Type your solutions in a text editor and export as a

`.pdf`

file.
Name your file `xxA25written.pdf`

where `xx`

is your assigned two-digit number for this course.
Submit your file on Courses.Cumulative, but with emphasis on material after Test 2.