Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. EDT621 overlap following cours/es: EDA666, EDT620, EDA666 och EDT620. Compulsory for: IDA2. Course coordinator: Stefan Nyman,, Ingenjörshögskolan i Helsingborg. Prerequisites: EDI610 Digital systems. Assessment: The final grade of the course is based on the result of the written exam. Passed laboratory exercises are required. Home page:


Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

The different components of a computer system and their interaction will be described. A computer systems performance depends upon different factors such as the programs, instruction set and architecture. The course will cover, among other things, memory management, different types of buses and parallel processors. Pipelining and cache memory technique are two fundamental principles which will be studied. The course will also touch upon examples of embedded systems and highlight the operating systems role in an efficient, fully functioning computer system.

In the operating system part of the course, the following subjects will be discussed:

Brorsson, M: Datorsystem: program- och maskinvara. Studentlitteratur AB 199901. ISBN: 91-44-01137-7.
Silberschatz, A, Galvin, P & Gagne, G: Applied Operating System Concepts. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 0-471-36508-4.
Supplied material.