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Digital Design: A Systems Approach Computer Organization and Design, RISC-V Edition Computation Structures Online Materials
L01 Binary arithmetic Chapter 10, 10.1-10.3 (up to page 218) Chapter 2, 2.4; Chapter 3, 3.2 Notes 3.2.1.1, 3.2.1.2
L02 Assembly Chapter 2, 2.1-2.3, 2.5-2.7, 2.10
L03 Procedures Chapter 2, 2.8, 2.13
L04 Procedures Chapter 2, 2.8, 2.13
L05 The digital abstraction Chapter 1, 1.1, 1.2 (pages 3-8) Notes 5.1-5.8
L06 Boolean algebra Chapter 3, 3.1-3.5 Notes 7.1-7.7 (skip 7.7.1)
L07 CMOS Chapter 4; Chapter 5, 5.1-5.3 Notes 6.1-6.4
L08 Combinational logic 1 Chapter 8, 8.1-8.7 Minispec combinational tutorial
L09 Combinational logic 2 Chapter 12, 12.1 Minispec combinational tutorial, Notes 12.2
L10 Sequential logic 1 Chapter 14, 14.1-14.3; Chapter 15, 15.1-15.3 Notes 8.1-8.3.5
L11 Sequential logic 2 Chapter 14, 14.1-14.3; Chapter 15, 15.1-15.3 Minispec sequential tutorial
L12 Pipelining Chapter 23, 23.1-23.3 Notes 11.5-11.7
L13 Design tradeoffs Chapter 23, 23.4-23.5 Notes 12.3
L14 Single-cycle processor Chapter 4, 4.1-4.4
L15 The memory hierarchy Chapter 5, 5.1-5.3 L14 notes, up to slide 24
L16 Caches Chapter 5, 5.3-5.4, 5.8 L14 notes, slides 25-40
L17 Operating systems Chapter 4, 4.9; Chapter 5, 5.6
L18 Virtual memory Chapter 5, 5.7 VM lecture notes
L19 Pipelined processors 1 Chapter 4, 4.5-4.6
L20 Pipelined processors 2 Chapter 4, 4.6-4.8 (until page 309)
L21 Synchronization L19 notes
L22 Modern Processor Architecture - Branch prediction Chapter 4, 4.8 (pages 310-315)