Computer Hardware and Digital Design

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences


Code 15652

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 10

Semester 1

Pre-requisite modules 19504

Module description

Students deepen their knowledge of design methods of digital systems and are introduced to Hardware Description Languages and automatic synthesis. Implementation styles (e.g. ASIC, FPGA) are introduced. The principle functional units of a modern computer system are designed. The principles of computer arithmetic and the IEEE 754 standard are introduced.