The Computing Technology Inside Your Smartphone (edX)

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The Computing Technology Inside Your Smartphone (edX)
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High school mathematics background in algebra and number systems
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The Computing Technology Inside Your Smartphone (edX)
Explore the fundamental computing technology inside smartphones and the advanced techniques that make them run so fast. We use our smartphones to communicate, to organize our lives, to find information, and to entertain ourselves. All this is possible because a smartphone contains a powerful computer processor, which is the subject of this course.

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The course starts by moving step by step through the fundamental layers of computing technology, from binary numbers to application software, and then covers advanced performance techniques and the details of actual smartphone processors.




Learn about:

- Digital logic

- Computer organization

- Instruction sets

- Application Software

- Advanced performance techniques

- Actual smartphone processors

What you'll learn:

- Describe how a smartphone processor works

- Explain computer system design from binary information to programming

- Design a small working computer

- Describe common techniques used to make computers fast


Syllabus


Week 1: Introduction and Digital Logic

Overview

Inside Smartphone

Big Ideas

Numbers


Week 2: Digital Logic (cont'd)

Operations

Transistors and Gates


Week 3: Digital Logic (cont'd)

Muxes and Decoders

Adders


Week 4: Digital Logic (cont'd)

Storage

Finite State Machines


Week 5: Computer Organization

Stored Program Computer

LC-3 Instructions

LC-3


Week 6: Computer Organization (cont'd)

Instructional Set Architecture

ISA 2


Week 7: Computer Organization (cont'd)

ARM ISA

LC-3 Control


Week 8: Programming

Programming to Solve Problems

Assembly Language

Input/Output (I/O)

C Programming


Week 9: Performance

Pipelining

Hazards

Instruction Level Parallelism

Thread Level Parallelism

Data Level Parallelism


Week 10: Performance (cont'd)

Caches

Multicore

Permanent Storage

Snapdragon

Conclusion



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Course Auditing
40.00 EUR
High school mathematics background in algebra and number systems

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