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SYSC 5508 [0.5 credit] (ELG 6158) Digital Systems Architecture

New architectural concepts are introduced. Discussion of programmable architectures (micro-controllers, DSPs, GP) and FPGAs. Memory interfacing. Scalable, superscalar, RISC, CISC, and VLIW concepts. Parallel structures: SIMD, MISD and MIMD. Fault tolerant systems and DSP architectures. Examples of current systems are used for discussions.
Prerequisite(s): SYSC 4507 or equivalent.