The unit is directed at building on the fundamentals of digital electronics engineering acquired in the second year of the course to provide technical competence in digital electronic systems, particularly in the design of microprocessor based systems.
Topics include: The operation of microprocessors and micro-controllers, Development of assembler language techniques, Instruction set design, Microprocessor architecture and design, in particular operation of: single cycle, multi cycle and pipeline data path microprocessors, Data path design and implementation, Memory system design including cache systems, Input/output systems, Interrupts and exceptions, Performance analysis.
|Unit name||Design of Microprocessors and Microcontrollers|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Engineering & ICT
|Discipline||School of Engineering and ICT Office|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.
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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
- KNE422, KNE332 (M.Excl.)
3 lectures per week, 1 Tut per week, 4 Practicals per semester
Coursework 25%, 3-hour examination 75%
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