Peripheral Devices

Semestr: Summer

Range: 3+2s


Credits: 6

Programme type: Undefined

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Architecture of I/O subsystem, connecting peripheral devices to personal computers, standard bus interfaces, channels, principles of secondary storage systems, coding of data in secondary storage systems, CD-ROM principles, evolution perspectives of storage systems, printers, displays, plotters, input devices, multimedia and virtual reality.


I/O architecture, ISA, PCI, VME, channel, SCSI, magnetic and optical memories, input and output devices.

Course syllabus:

1. I/O subsystem architecture overview
2. I/O programming
3. Channel - the main feature of the 3rd generation computers
4. Standardization of the bus interface
5. Standardization of the point-to-point interface
6. Principles of secondary storage systems
7. Data coding
8. Displays
9. Printers
10. Plotters
11. Keyboards and digitizers
12. Image input devices
13. Input and output of audio-signals, multimedia peripherals
14. Reserve

Seminar syllabus:

1. Typical PC interfaces
2. Signals and timing of ISA
3. Design of an ISA adapter
4. Standard system interfaces
5. Channel and SCSI
6. VGA adapter
7. Laboratory
8. Laboratory
9. Laboratory
10. Laboratory
11. Laboratory
12. Diskette adapter design
13. Demonstration of SCSI analyzer
14. Credit


[1] Tanenbaum, A. S., Goodman, J.: Computer Architecture. Prentice Hall 1999