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Computer Engineering

topics are valid since SFE in June 2024

BIE-PI.21-1Computer instruction cycle and instruction pipelining. Microarchitecture of a scalar processor with instruction pipelining, data and control hazards in instruction pipelining and methods to handle them.BIE-APS.21
BIE-PI.21-2Memory hierarchy with cache memory, locality principles, cache memory principles. Architecture of direct-mapped, set associative, and fully associative cache memory.BIE-APS.21
BIE-PI.21-3Superscalar processor microarchitecture, instruction-level parallelism, out-of-order execution, register renaming (Tomasulo’s algorithm), static and dynamic branch prediction, speculative instruction processing.BIE-APS.21
BIE-PI.21-4Arithmetic unit (adders and subtractors including ripple carry and carry look-ahead adders, binary multiplcation and division).BIE-JPO.21
BIE-PI.21-5Controllers and control units - structure and realization.BIE-JPO.21
BIE-PI.21-6Hardware implementation of memories and thier organizations (main memory, LIFO, FIFO, CAM). Connections of the processor with memories and I/O units. The bus types and their management.BIE-JPO.21
BIE-PI.21-7Error detecting and error correcting codes (linear codes, cyclic codes), coders and decoders.BIE-JPO+BIE-LA2
BIE-PI.21-8Address spaces in a PC, methods of mapping memories and registers of peripherals to address spaces, input/output operations, detection and configuration of devices in the configuration space of the PCI Express bus, DMA (direct memory access), interrupts in a PC.BIE-MPP.21
BIE-PI.21-9Universal serial bus (USB): architecture, device addressing and enumeration, end points, transfer types. Descriptors, their types and reading. Development of USB devices, hardware support in microcontrollers, processing of USB requests, implementation of data transfers.BIE-MPP.21
BIE-PI.21-10Linux kernel modules, character and USB device drivers, their registration in the kernel, major and minor numbers. File operations in user space and their implementation in the driver. Meaning of probe function in USB drivers, implementation of USB transfers.BIE-MPP.21
BIE-PI.21-11Basic concepts of the VHDL language (entity, architecture, process, signal). Synthesizable description of combinational logic and sequential circuits in language VHDL.BIE-PNO.21
BIE-PI.21-12Real-time systems, their classification and basic terminology. "hard" and "soft" RT systems, periodic, sporadic,and aperiodic RT systems, time and/or event driven RT systems. WCET.BIE-SRC.21
BIE-PI.21-13Reliability, safety and fault tolerance with respect to real-time system structure (forms of backup and control). Block models of reliability (RBD) and calculations of reliability parameters.BIE-SRC.21
BIE-PI.21-14Task scheduling, schedulability tests and scheduling algorithms: static and dynamic types with static or dynamic priority, preemptive, non-preemptive. Types of schedulers and their properties: RMS (Rate Monotonic), EDF (Earliest-Deadline First), LL (Least-Laxity).BIE-SRC.21
BIE-PI-21-15The relationship between current and voltage on a resistor, capacitor, and inductor, serial and parallel arrangement of identical elements (resistors, capacitors, and inductors).BIE-TZP.21
BIE-PI-21-16Internal structure of basic logic gates (inverter, NAND, NOR, AND, OR) in technology CMOS.BIE-TZP.21
BIE-PI-21-17Diode, bipolar transistor, unipolar MOSFET transistor: functions and basic circuit wiring in switching mode.BIE-TZP.21
BIE-PI.21-18Digital inputs/outputs and their configuration, analog inputs and outputs. Connecting display elements, capacitive and push buttons keyboards, touch screens.BIE-VES.21
BIE-PI.21-19Counters and timers, event generation and processing, pulse width modulation (PWM), real-time clocks, power-fail circuits, watchdog.BIE-VES.21
BIE-PI.21-20Serial interfaces and serial buses.BIE-VES.21
BIE-PI.21-21Hardware and software tools for embedded application development.BIE-VES.21
BIE-PI.21-22Input/output description of linear continuous dynamical systems, transfer function, serial parallel and feedback connections, methods of calculations of transfer function for complex systems.BIE-ZRS.21
BIE-PI.21-23PID controller, description of the PID controller and its dynamic properties, PID controllers with and without interaction, influence of PID controller settings on the stability of the control circuit.BIE-ZRS.21
BIE-PI.21-24Control circuit with digital (PSD) controller, diagram, discrete substitution of integration and first derivative, position and velocity algorithms and transfer functions of a PSD controller.BIE-ZRS.21

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