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COSC 3405 (4-3-2) Organization and Architecture
Hardware and software structures found in modern digital computers. Basic concepts: simple digital logic building blocks - logic gates, flip-flops, counters, registers, logic expressions, simple adders; structure of a simple arithmetic-logic unit (ALU); storage systems and technology; memory hierarchy; main memory organization and operations; input/output control methods; interrupts; bus systems - control, Direct Memory Access (DMA); instruction pipelining. Lab fee. Fall.
Prerequisite: COSC 1408.