Students taking ECED 3403 should have a working knowledge of C (or C++), data structures, problem analysis, and assembly language programming.
Before the start of term, you are expected to read The Soul Of A New Machine by Tracy Kidder (ISBN 978-0316491976).
As a potential Computer Engineer, this should be an interesting book since it gives a rare insight into both the subject and the mindset of (some) Computer Engineers.
The text will be referred to throughout the term.
The processor used in ECED 3403 is the TI-430. An introduction to the TI-430’s Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) can be found here.
Other material relating to the TI-430’s ISA can be found on the TI website.
Although not required for the course, the following material offers a brief glimpse into the history of Computer Engineering.
Contact Dr. Hughes for more information about this course.