he students learn to understand the construction of digital circuits and digital computers. They know the technological parameters, the state of the art technologies, and the developments characterizing current and future design paradigms for digital hardware. They learn to understand the concepts underlying current computer architectures and are able to explain how such architectures execute programs. Successful participants will be able to analyze computer architectures as a whole, to understand in depth, to analyze, and to optimize their hardware components, and to discuss the properties induced by selecting design alternatives. Professional competences
identify fundamental concepts of the construction of digital computer systems, the internal number representation, and analysis of combinational logic as well as their optimization.
analyze computer architectures on the basis of their individual components
design and optimize digital hardware components
transfer systematic approaches of hardware design to unknown design problems
present their understanding of the functional principles of digital computer systems
Self-competences The Students:
critically reflect on the results of exercises and recognize limitations of different approaches to the design of digital computer systems