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ECE3073

Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)A Price (Clayton); N Kamrani (M'sia)

Synopsis

This unit provides an introduction to computer architecture using a modern microprocessor as an example. Practical considerations involved in interconnecting logic element are explored, along with software and hardware techniques for interfacing computers to peripheral devices. An introduction to communication protocols used to connect local peripheral devices to a microprocessor, including RS232/RS422/RS485, CAN bus and i2C is provided. Real time systems including concurrency, inter-process communications and scheduling are introduced.

Assessment

Laboratory and assignment work: 30%
Examinations (3 hours): 70%. Student must achieve a mark of 45% in each component to achieve an overall pass grade.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Arthur Lowery

Contact hours

2 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory and practice classes and 6 hours of private study per week

Prerequisites

(ECE2071 or CSE1301 or FIT1002 or TEC2171 or TRC2400) and (ECE2072 or TEC2172 or TRC2300)

Prohibitions

ECE3703, GSE2303, GSE3802, TEC3174, TRC3300