CISC 3310 Principles of Computer Architecture
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as CIS 27.1.
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4 hours; 4 credits
Introduction to digital logic. Basic digital circuits. Boolean algebra and combinational logic, data representation and transfer, digital arithmetic. Instruction sets. Introduction to assembly languages: ALU and memory reference instructions, flow control, subroutine linkage, arrays and structures. Memory. I/O systems. Performance. Relationship between software and architecture. (Not open to students who are enrolled in or have completed Computer and Information Science 3305  or 3315 .)
Prerequisite: Computer and Information Science 1110 [1.5] or 1180 [2.80]; and 2210 .