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    Dec 02, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog
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ECE 256 - Computer System Interfaces

3 Credit Hours
Introduction to design, implementation, and test of interfaces used in the construction of modern computing systems. Topics covered include memory and I/O devices, component interfaces, real-time operating system concepts, performance analysis, and optimizations. The lectures and lab assignments will cover both hardware and software elements needed to support target applications and interfaces. This includes physical layer and low-level protocol/information-format design and analysis. Other key elements covered in the class include direct memory access, timers, input/output synchronization, and interrupts. Emphasis is placed on hands-on and lab based exercises using an appropriate development system.

(RE) Prerequisite(s): ECE 255  with a grade of C or better.



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