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Computer science and hardware

Objectives


 At the end of this module, the student will have understood and be able to explain (main concepts) :
- The concepts of combinational and sequential logic systems.
- The concepts of synchronous and asynchronous logic systems (or circuits).
- The design methods of logical systems and their implementation.
- The technologies of the most commonly used logic circuits
- The principle of analog to digital and digital to analog conversions.
- The different building-blocks making up a computer and how they work together.
- Information coding
The student will be able to:
- Represent and minimize logic functions.
- Design a combinational or synchronous logical system.
- Correctly use and know how to interface the most common logic families.
- Know how to process an analog signal before A/D or after D/A conversion.
- Know when the use of synchronous logical circuits becomes necessary.
- Understand the operating principles of a computer
- Design an instruction set

Needed prerequisite


Fundamentals of electricity, Kirchhoff's laws, basic theorems, concepts of voltage
and current sources and of input and output impedances.

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...