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News:
Drop inQuestion/Answer review: Wed 5/9, LI99
8:0011:00AM
Last HW due Wednesday 5/9: get papers to TAs or prof by then.
Final (cumulative): Tuesday, May 15, 10:30AM12:30
(closed book, 2 double sided note sheets and calculator OK)
LC6(for even ids0,2,4,6,8) and LC22(for odd ids1,3,5,7,9)
Please watch the Lecture Note pages. They are updated
as the lectures progress. Current lectures are being covered in two
note pages: Sequential Logic and Combinational Logic Refinements.
Homework returns: Wed. morning tutorial (8:3010:00, LC6)
and TA office hours afterword.
Announcements:
Homeworks 2 and later will be due 10:13AM Friday mornings.
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Teaching Assistants:
Minoo Aminian minoo@cs.albany.edu
Mondays 8:30AM10:00 in LI95C
Thursdays 8:00AM10:00 in LI95C
Wedneday tutorial/hw review/QA session: 8:30AM10:00 LC6 (regular
lecture room)
Edward (Hong) Zhang zhangh0@cs.albany.edu
Thursdays, 3:00PM5:00 in LI96Q.
Ian MacDonald ian_m_macdonald@yahoo.com
Mondays and Fridays 1:00PM3:00 in LI96Q.
Prof. Chaiken sdc@cs.albany.edu
Tues, Thurs, Fridays 2:303:34PM LI96H
(and right after class)
Lecture Notes and Assignments by topic:

Announcement, Syllabus, Homework 1 (.ps) (.pdf)

Combinational Logic: motivations, definitions and
application(Lectures 0105)

Sequential Logic: Introduction, Examples in terms
of gates.(Lectures 0609)

Homework 2 Assigned 2/2. Due 2/9. (.ps) (.pdf)

Homework 3 Assigned 2/9 Due 2/16(.ps) (.pdf)

Combinational Logic and Karnaugh map Refinements
(Lectures 910 or 11)

Homework 4 Assigned 2/23 Due 3/9(.ps)
(.pdf)

Homework 5 (posted 3/6) Assigned 3/9 Due 3/16(.ps)
(.pdf)

Computer Architecture of Mano's Basic Computer
(current Lectures)

Homework 6 Due 3/23 (posted 3/12)(.ps)
(.pdf)

Homework 5 answers (jpeg images)

Homework 7 Due 3/30 (posted 3/19)(.ps)
(.pdf)

Homework 6 answers (jpeg images)

Input and Output Topic 5 (Current Lectures)

Homework 7 Answers (.jpg images)

Homework 8 (one programming problem) Due Monday,
4/23 (.ps) (.pdf)

Pipelined CPU Topic

Homework 9 Due Wed, 5/2 (.ps) (.pdf)

Homework 10 Due Mon, 5/7 (.ps) (.pdf)

Cool information about DRAM (fast page mode, EDO, etc) chips, SDRAM chips
and their performance from IBM:

Memory system (cache) Topic Lecture Notes

Homework 9 Answers (jpeg images)

Homework 10 All graded problem answers(.ps)
(.pdf)
All the HW 10 graded problem answers are now done!
Software and links to its developers
Old News
HW1 due date delayed to 10:13AM Friday, 2/2, so Karnagh maps can be
covered on Wed, before the HW is due.
Sample midterm 1 exam(.ps) (.pdf)
Exam 1 syllabus: All practice and graded problems from hw13,
handouts, and material covered in lectures up to 2/14.
Exam conditions: CLOSED BOOK with one sheet of notes. Questions
on design and analysis procedures plus conceptual questions. Some
2001 topics are not on the sample exam, and some 1997 exam topics will
not be covered in the 2001 midterm 1.
Homework 6 assignment typo: Problem 4b: Explain how to
change Table 56. [NOT change Table 52]
Exam 1 Score distribution(.ps)
Statistics:Median=58, 75%ile=72, 25%ile=45.
Estimated letter grades: 90+:A; 8590:A; 7085:B,B,B+ range;
5070:C,C,C+range; 40's:D if no improvement;<40: wrong major or course
(failure likely)
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