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Computer Organization and Architecture (BEC306C)

Computer Organization and Architecture

Course Code BEC306C 
CIE Marks 50
Teaching Hours/Week (L:T:P: S) 3:0:0 
SEE Marks 50
Total Hours of Pedagogy 40 
Total Marks 100
Credits 03 
Exam Hours 3
Examination type (SEE) Theory 


Basic Structure of Computers: Computer Types, Functional Units, Basic Operational Concepts, Bus Structures, Software, Performance -Processor Clock, Basic Performance Equation(upto1.6.2ofChap1ofText). Machine Instructions and Programs: Numbers, Arithmetic Operations and Characters, IEEE standard for Floating point Numbers, Memory Location and Addresses, Memory Operations, Instructions and Instruction Sequencing (up to 2.4.6 of Chap 2 and 6.7.1 of Chap 6 of Text). 


@#12102023 @#12102023 Addressing Modes, Assembly Language, Basic Input and Output Operations, Stacks and Queues, Subroutines, Additional Instructions (from2.4.7ofChap2, except 2.9.3, 2.11 & 2.12 of Text). 


Input/ Output Organization: Accessing I/O Devices, Interrupts -Interrupt Hardware, Enabling and Disabling Interrupts, Handling Multiple Devices, Controlling Device Requests, Direct Memory Access (upto4.2.4and4.4except4.4.1ofChap4ofText). 


Memory System: Basic Concepts, Semiconductor RAM Memories-Internal organization of memory chips, Static memories, Asynchronous DRAMS, Read Only Memories, Cash Memories, Virtual Memories, Secondary Storage- Magnetic Hard Disks (5.1,5.2,5.2.1,5.2.2,5.2.3,5.3,5.5(except 5.5.1 to 5.5.4), 5.7 (except5.7.1), 5.9, 5.9.1 of Chap 5 of Text). 


Basic Processing Unit: Some Fundamental Concepts, Execution of a Complete Instruction, Multiple Bus Organization, Hardwired Control, Microprogrammed Control (up to 7.5 except 7.5.1 to7.5.6 of Chap 7 of Text). 

Suggested Learning Resources: Book 

1. Carl Hamacher, Zvonko Vranesic, Safwat Zaky: Computer Organization, 5 th Edition,Tata McGrawHill,2002.


2. David A. Patterson, John L. Hennessy: Computer Organization and Design-The Hardware/ Software InterfaceARM Edition, 4 th Edition, Elsevier,2009. 
3. William Stallings: Computer Organization &Architecture,7 th Edition, PHI, 2006. 
4. Vincent P. Heuring & Harry F. Jordan: Computer Systems Design and Architecture, 2 nd Edition, Pearson Education, 2004. 

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