A continuation of CPS 213. Memory; CPU architecture and instruction set; the instruction processing sequence; generic assembler level programming illustrated for specific CPUs; I/O essentials including interrupts and DMA; characteristics of major peripherals interfaces; RISC and CISC architectures compared; parallel processing. The laboratory requires using a specific assembler/editor for the creation of programs illustrating some of the principles discussed in lectures.
Prerequisite: CCPS 213
or CPS 211