Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering

Class Schedule

The Viewgraphs of the lectures and Homework Assignments are available on My Mason for students registered for this class.

LectureDateTopicDue
1 August 30thIntroduction to Microprocessors, Number Systems, etc.
2September  6thMicrocontroller: MSP 430
3September 13thInstruction Set Architecture (ISA) Final Groups
4September 20thMicrocontroller: MSP 430 (Part 2) Project Proposal
5September 27thComputer System Performance and Metrics HW 1
6 October  4thMicroarchitecture and Pipelining HW 2
7 October 11thProgress Reports HW 3, Progress Report 1
8 October 18thMidterm Exam
9 October 25thMemory Hierarchy, Cache Memory
10 November  1stVirtual Memory HW 4
11 November  8thBranch Prediction, Progress Reports HW 5, Progress Report 2
12 November 15thILP: Beyond Pipelining HW 6
November 22thNo Lecture (Thanksgiving Break)
13 November 29thLimits of ILP Project Report
14 December  6thProject Presentations Presentation
December 13thFinal Exam

The schedule is subject to change!