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NET 1001: Syllabus Fall 2011 Computer Technology Reading Material from Required Textbook. Interrupt Masking, i.e.

e. Maskable and NonMaskable Interrupts. In Section 4.10, review the simple program Chapter 1 - Introduction to add two numbers. See lab on Marie. Read the chapter. It gives you a good Read Section 4.11, a discussion on introduction to the rest of the book. Assemblers. Section 1.5, titled Historical development can Leave out Sections 4.12 and 4.13.Read be omitted. Read section 1.5.6 on Moore's Section 4.14, but leaving out Sub-Section Law, Rock's Law and Amdahl's Law. 4.14.2 Pay attention to: the limitations of Von Neumann Model Chapter 5 A closer look at ISA SDRAM and some acronymns such as Read PCI, IDE, and the advantage of PCI Section 5.1 Introduction express Section 5.2. Instruction Formats Note the definition of a transistor: A Differentiate between Little Endian and Big transistor is a switch that is turned on and Endian, advantages of each byte ordering. off by electric pulses. Section 5.4 Addressing. Four addressing modes are important for this course. Chapter 2 - Data representation in Immediate, Direct, Indirect, Indexed. Review Computer Systems page 260. Read Sections 2.1 to 2.5 Read Section 5.5 Instruction Level Pipelining Go through the lab exercises. You should be Read section 5.6 only for your interest, this able to do IEEE-754 Floating Point material is not tested. Conversions. Attempt to answer question 46 Read the Chapter Summary on pages 271on page 99. 272 Read Section 2.6.3 on ASCII and section 2.6.4 Unicode Answer the following questions on page 274275 In the book titled "Upgrading and Repairing Questions 1, 7, 15, 18, 19, 20 PC's" 16th edition, available on Bb in Lab 1 Do the following exercises on 275-279 folder. Questions 1, 4, 5, 12, 13, 14, 15, 7, 15, 16 Read pages 500 to 506. Appreciate the SECDED in ECC memory. Chapter 3 - Boolean Algebra and Digital Logic Do not read this chapter. Chapter 4 MARIE An introduction to a Simple Computer Read Sections 4.1 4.5. Read section 4.7 Interrupts. Read Sub-Sections 4.8.1, 4.8.2, and 4.8.3. Do not read Sub-Section 4.8.4. Read Section 4.9. Section 4.9.2 discusses Interrupts and the Instruction Cycle. You should be able to differentiate between
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Chapter 6 - Memory Read Sections 6.1, 6.2 Differentiate between static and dynamic RAM and different types of ROM. Section 6.3 Cache Memory. What is the advantage of cache? The last paragraph in the section. 6.5 Virtual Memory Chapter 7 - I/O and Storage Systems Read Sections 7.1 Introduction 7.2 I/O and Performance 7.3 Amdhal's Law 7.4 I/O Architectures 7.4.1 I/O Control Methods

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NET 1001: Syllabus Fall 2011 7. Magnetic Disk Technology 7.6.1 Rigid Disk Drives 7.6.2 Floppy Disks 7.7 Optical Disks 7.7.1 CD ROM 7.7.2 DVD, note the wavelength of laser in DVD 650 nm and CD 780 nm. 7.7.3 Blue Violet Laser Disks 7.8 Magnetic Tape Read page 363 The Long Future of Tape. 7.9 RAID All subsections, Table 7.1 Summary of RAID Capabilities Chapter 8 - System Software Read the full chapter. Chapter 9 Alternate Architectures Read sections 9.1 to 9.4, pages 461 to 486. Chapter 10 Topics in Embedded Systems Read Section 10.1, 10.2 upto page 511. Do not read section 10.2.2. Read the box on page 517 and 518 titled reconfigurable computers. Read section 10.2.3 Custom Designed Embedded Software. 10.3 An overview of Embedded Software Chapter Summary Chapter 11 Performance Measurement and Analysis Read the full chapter Chapter 13 Selected Storage Systems and Interfaces Read Sections 13.3, 13.4 and 13.5 Here is a definition of a bus: A bus is a set of wires that act as a shared but common data path to connect multiple subsystems within the system. It consists of multiple lines, allowing parallel movement of bits. Buses are versatile and make it easy to connect new devices to each
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other and to the system. At any one time any one device can use the bus. The speed of the bus is affected by its length and the number of devices sharing it. Ports allow movement of data to and from devices external to the computer. Section A.2.3 page 698 Stacks. Answering Test/Exam Questions Do not use general terms or phrases, such as: better, faster, good, increased security, answers must be supported by a fact or a statement. Test papers have a footer which says, for example, Page 5 of 6, make sure you have read and attempted questions on all pages. Make full use of the reading time that is provided, do not write on the paper during this time, not even your name.