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COMPUTER HARDWARE AND INTERFACING

Lecture :
Tutorial :
Practical :

3 hrs/wk
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Objectives:

Learning
Outcomes:

Internal Assessment:
Final Examination:
Credits:

20
80
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Aims to provide idea about processing units, different types of


memory and peripherals like display units, keyboards and mouse.
To share points on storage devices. Architecture and bus signals,
To provide idea about PNP systems, recent issues and OS installation.
Idea of signal transformation in system and OS installation.
Able to connect interfacing devices, familiar about types of processor
mode and concept behind the processor working.
Particulars of recent storage devices like CD,DVD,etc

UNIT I CPU AND MEMORY


9
CPU essentials- processor modes- modern CPU concepts- Architectural performance
features- CPU over clocking- Over clocking the system- Over clocking the Intel
processors- Essential memory concepts- memory organizations- memory packagesmodules- Logical memory organizations- memory types- memory techniques- selecting
and installing memory
UNIT II I/O AND VIDEO PHERIPERALS
9
Input- Output devices - Keyboard and mouse interfaces- Display - Video and LCD
displays - CRT controller - Graphics controller- Audio / Video cards- printers- Interface
standards
UNIT III STORAGE DEVICES
9
Storage Devices - Floppy Disks - Controllers and Standards - Hard disks - FormatsControllers and Interface Standards- Optical disks - CDROM disks and drive formatsHigh capacity Magnetic storage techniques - RAID- Magnetic Tapes Standards
UNIT IV PC ARCHITECTURE
9
Operating systems and boot process-BIOSpersonal computer architecture- MotherboardChipsets-Interfacing peripheral devices-Device drivers-Introduction to other personal
computers/work stations/Network computers
UNIT V SYSTEM BUS
9
Standards in PC Architecture - BUS standards- System Bus- I/O bus communication
Interface- Plug and play Systems- Current topics in PC architecture / standards
Content beyond the syllabus:
LED Display
Zip drive
Learning Resources

Text Books:
1. Mueller-S- Upgrading and repairing PCS- 4th Edition- Prentice Hall- 1995
2. Stephen J-Bigelow-Troubleshooting-Maintaining & repairing of PCs- TMH, 2007.
3. Craig Zacker & John Rourke- The complete reference: PC hardware- Tata McGrawHill- New Delhi- 2007.
Reference Books :
1. Mike Meyers- Introduction to PC Hardware and Troubleshooting- Tata McGrawHill- New Delhi- 2005.
2. B-Govindarajulu- IBM PC and Clones hardware trouble shooting and MainstenanceTata McGraw-Hill- New Delhi- 20073. D-V-Hall- Microprocessors and Interfacing Programming and Hardware- Mc Graw
Hill-2006
Web Resources :
http://www.lintech.org/comp-per/11MAGTAP.pdf
http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0,,sid9_gci213814,00.html
http://www.pccomputernotes.com/system_bus/bus01.htm