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2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ECE 456 - Computer Architecture

Credits 3
Requirements: Prerequisite: ECE 161 and ECE 260
An examination of various components that make up a computer system, including CPU, input/output, and buses, as well as how they’ ll work together to form a functioning computer system. The major advances in the computer organization and architecture including von Neumann architecture, interrupts, the family concept, microprocessors, cache memory, virtual memory, virtual I/O, pipelining, RISC, superscalar processor, IA-64 (EPIC), microprogrammed control unit are also presented. This course includes team projects.