Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
March 24, 2014
Canadian Excellence

CP464: Selected Topics in Computer Hardware

About this course ...
Faculty of Science General Regulations

© 2002-2014 Nora Znotinas, Wilfrid Laurier University


Sample Processor Reference Manuals

Examples of reference manuals for various commercial processors:

VHDL Reference Material

Development Environment

quartus logo Quartus® II software provided by Altera® through the Altera® University Program.
Week of ... Lectures, Readings, and Documentation Deliverables: Assignments, Labs, Exam
January 06  

Addressing Modes: see Section 2.2 Effective Addressing Modes from Motorola M68000 Family Programmer’s Reference Manual for an example of a well written addressing mode description.

Condition codes: examples of program control and condition codes/flags


January 13


Design Philosophy Behind Motorola's MC68000

Documenting Instruction Sets (sample formats):

January 20

January 27  

February 03

February 10  


February 24
  • System on a Chip (SoC)

March 03

March 7 is last day to drop course.

  • System on a Chip (SoC)

March 10  

March 17  

March 24

March 31    

April 9-30 Exam Material Exam (individual)
  • Sample exam questions: Winter 2004 [pdf] and screen shot [jpg]
  • final exam is 1-1.5 hours long
  • exam is closed book
  • to be scheduled by class

© 2002-2014 Nora Znotinas, Wilfrid Laurier University