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Computer Organization & Assembly Language

  • Course Code :
    CSC 223
  • Level :
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Computer Science

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Area of Study :

The characteristics of a microprocessor, and its applications. The relationship between hardware and software and how they work together to accomplish a task. Identify the major component of a PC-based system, describe the steps involving in assembling, linking, and executing a program. Write programs in assembly language to perform given tasks and run them

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Computer Organization & Assembly Language

Computer basic units organization and design: memory, control, arithmetic and logic unit, input/output. Computer instructions and addressing modes, timing and control, execution cycle of instructions. Input, output and interrupt. Arithmetic processor algorithms. Hardwired versus microprogramming control organization. Assembly instructions and addressing: data transfer instructions, arithmetic instructions, logical instructions, conditional and unconditional branch instructions, loop instructions, procedures and procedure calls, macro instructions

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Computer Organization & Assembly Language

Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Discuss issues about the microprocessor performanc
2- List the main syntax of assembly language
3- Outline fundamentals in computing, including hardware and operating systems
4- Discuss issues of reliability
5- Discuss some aspects of the subject, such as hardware systems design
6- Outline current and underlying technologies that support computer processing and inter-computer communication
7- Identify and demonstrate usage of tools, practices and methodologies used in the specification, design, implementation and critical evaluation of computer software systems

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Identify attributes and components
2- Identify a range of solutions and critically evaluate and justify proposed design solutions
3- Generate an innovative design to solve a problem containing a range of commercial and industrial constraints
4- Create and/or justify designs to satisfy given requirements (synthesis, evaluation, application)

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Write programs using the assembly language
2- Program a microprocessor to perform given tasks
3- Use the assembly language to control the different computer units
4- Use the assembly language to write drivers for different computer accessories.
5- Specify, design, and implement computer-based systems
6- Identify any risks or safety aspects that may be involved in the operation of computing equipment within a given context
7- Specify, investigate, analyze, design and develop computer-based systems using appropriate tools and techniques
8- Operate computing equipment efficiently, taking into account its logical and physical properties

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Work in stressful environment and within constraints
2- Demonstrate efficient IT capabilities
3- Manage tasks and resources
4- Acquire entrepreneurial skills
5- Communicate effectively
6- Manage one's own learning and development, including time management and organizational skills

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Computer Organization & Assembly Language

Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Basic Concepts 3 2 2
Integer Arithmetic (Part 1) 3 2 2
Integer Arithmetic (Part 2) 3 2 2
Mid Term Exam 2 2 1 2
High-Level Language Interface (Part 1) 3 2 2
High-Level Language Interface (Part 2) 3 2 2
IA-32 Processor Architecture (Part 1) 3 2 2
IA-32 Processor Architecture (Part 2) 3 2 2
Assembly Language Fundamentals 3 2 2
Data Transfers, Addressing, and Arithmetic (Part 1) 3 2 2
Mid Term Exam 1 2 1 2
Data Transfers, Addressing, and Arithmetic (Part 2) 3 2 2
Procedures 3 2 2
Conditional Processing 3 2 2

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