Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2022


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ELEC 425 001 (CRN: 11705)


Department: Electrical & Computer Eng.
Instructor: Simar, Ray
Meeting: 10:50AM - 12:05PM TR (22-AUG-2022 - 2-DEC-2022) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 4
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Prerequisites: ELEC 326 OR COMP 326
Section Max Enrollment: 250
Section Enrolled: 19
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 250
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 206
Enrollment data as of: 19-JUL-2024 11:04AM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: Take-Home Exam
Final Exam Time:
9:00AM - 12:00PM T
Description: Evolution of key architecture concepts found in advanced uniprocessor systems. Fundamental and advanced pipelining techniques and associated issues for improving processor performance. Illustrated with RISC processors such as the ARM processor. Examine several metrics for processor performance, such as Amdahl’s law. Key concepts of data and program memory systems found in modern systems with memory hierarchies and cashes. Perform experiments in cache performance analysis. Influence of technology trends, such as Moore’s law, on processor implementation Approaches for exploiting instruction level parallelism, such as VLIW. Introduction to parallel and multicore architectures. Introduction to processor architectures targeted for imbedded applications. Cross-list: COMP 425, ELEC 554, COMP 554. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ELEC 425 if student has credit for ELEC 554.