M.E. Electronics & Comm. Engg:Computer ArchitectureThapar University
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Advanced Digital signal Processing
Advanced Optical Communication Systems
Digital VLSI Design
Advanced Solid State Devices
Advanced Communication Techniques
Hardware Description Languages
CDMA and GSM Systems
Overview of von Neumann architecture: Instruction set architecture; The Arithmetic and Logic Unit, The Control Unit, Memory and I/O devices and their interfacing to the CPU; Measuring and reporting performance; CISC and RISC processors.
Pipelining: Basic concepts of pipelining, data hazards, control hazards, and structural hazards; Techniques for overcoming or reducing the effects of various hazards.
Hierarchical Memory Technology: Inclusion, Coherence and locality properties; Cache memory organizations, Techniques for reducing cache misses; Virtual memory organization, mapping and management techniques, memory replacement policies.
Instruction-level Parallelism: Concepts of instruction-level parallelism (ILP), Techniques for increasing ILP; Superscalar, superpipelined and VLIW processor architectures; Vector and symbolic processors; Case studies of contemporary microprocessors
Multiprocessor Architecture: Taxonomy of parallel architectures; Centralized shared-memory architecture, synchronization, memory consistency, interconnection networks; Distributed shared-memory architecture, Cluster computers.
Non von Neumann Architectures: Data flow Computers, Reduction computer architectures, Systolic Architectures.