CPE 517 Digital and Computer Systems Architecture

This course covers the design and architecture of computer and digital systems in the system design region starting from the transistor/logic gate level to below the device driver level/system monitor level. The systems considered in the course will go beyond the computer chips or CPUs discussed in a typical computer architecture course, but will include complex logic devices such as application specific integrated circuits (ASICs), the core-designs for field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), system-on-a-chip (SoC) designs, ARM, and other application-specific architectures. Printed circuit board-level architectural considerations for multiple complex digital circuits will also be discussed.



Cross Listed Courses

EE 517


Graduate Student or At Least Junior


Computer Engineering Program Electrical Engineering Program


Fall Semester Spring Semester