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Course syllabus BIAX10009 - Computer Architecture (FI - WS 2019/2020)

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Pan-european University
Faculty of Informatics
Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Computer Architecture
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture2 hours weekly / 24 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
2 hours weekly (on-site method)

Credits allocated:
Recommended semester/trimester:
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assessment methods:
Students‘ results are evaluated according to the classification specified in official faculty documents:
a) A - 94 - 100% excellent (PASS) = 1
b) B - 86 – 93 % very good (PASS) = 1,5
c) C - 76 – 85 % good (PASS) = 2
d) D - 66 – 75 % satisfactory (PASS) = 2,5
e) E - 56 – 65 % sufficient (PASS) = 3
f) FX - 0 – 55 % insufficient (FAIL)= 4.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Teach students the basic principle of running logic circuits, function modules, processor, operating memory, central unit, input-output unit, computing models, and modern computing approaches. After completing the course, students must theoretically know the principles as well as practically simulate basic operations and connect and program simple tasks for microcontrollers.
Course contents:
1. Introduction and History of Computers
2. Numerical systems and Data representation in computers
3. Basic arithmetic-logic operations and How the computer works
4. Fundamentals of digital systems, logic circuits and state machines
5. Synchronous and asynchronous circuits, multi-state logic, gambling. Bus, register, decoder, multiplexer, stack, queue.
6. Computer memory, management and virtual memory
7. Processing instructions and data in computers
8. Processors, Graphics Cards and Computing
9. Industry 4.0, IoT, MCU and MPU
10. Communication means for IoT
11. Conclusion, repetition, test requirements, discussion
12. Pre-termine
Recommended or required reading:
HENNESSY, J. -- PATTERSON, D. Computer Organization and Design, 5th edition. USA: Elsevier, 2014. ISBN 978-0-12-407726-3.

JELŠINA, M. Architektúry počítačových systémov I.: princípy, štruktúrna organizácia, funkcia. Košice: ELFA , 2002. 467 p.
KRAJČOVIČ, T. Počítače. Bratislava: Vydavateľstvo STU (1997, 2000), 2000. 157 p.
JORDAN, F J. -- HEURING, V P. Computer Systems Design and Architecture. California: Addison-Wesley, 1997. 571 p.
Anusha.M, S. Babu.E, S. M. Reddy.L, V. Krishna.A a Bhagyasree.B, „PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF DATA PROTOCOLS OF INTERNET OF THINGS: A QUALITATIVE REVIEW,“ International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, zv. 115, %1. vyd.6, pp. 37-47, 2017.
R. Khan, S. U. Khan, R. Zaheer a S. Khan, „Future Internet: The Internet of Things Architecture, Possible Applications and Key Challenges,“ rev. 10th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology, Islamabad, 2012.
Šperka, M.: Simulátor jednoduchej CPU a podporné programy pre simuláciu logických obvodov. UIS PEVŠ.
Šperka,M. : Architektúra počítačov. Elektronické študijné materiály. Prístupné v UIS PEVŠ.
V. Suwimon a S. Sucha, „INTERNET OF THINGS: A REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS & TECHNOLOGIES,“ Suranaree Journal of Science and Technology, zv. 21, %1. vyd.E-ISSN 2587-0009, pp. 359-374, 2014.

Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 476

14,5 %
10,7 %
19,5 %20,6 %
29,4 %
5,3 %
Name of lecturer(s):
Ing. Zuzana Képešiová (lecturer)
prof. Ing. Štefan Kozák, PhD. (person responsible for course)
Last modification:
25. 11. 2019
prof. Ing. Štefan Kozák, PhD.

Last modification made by Ján Lukáš on 11/25/2019.

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