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Digital Fundamentals and Computer Architecture

Enrollment is Closed


After the completion of the course the student will be able to

    CO 1: Apply the basics of digital electronics to design and realize simple combinational logic circuits.
    CO 2:Apply the digital electronics principles to design sequential logic circuits.
    CO 3:Understand the different design features of computer architecture, Five key components of a computer, processor and memory making technologies, addressing modes and instruction formats.
    CO 4:Understand Processor logic design conventions and data path, pipelining and hazards, I/O organization, Interrupts and direct memory access
    CO 5:Understand and different types of memories - RAM, ROM, Cache memory, virtual memory etc. Apply the different memory design techniques.
    CO 6:Understand the concept of single board computers like Arduino, Raspberry Pi etc. and apply the same in practical applications.


    1.Floyd, “Digital Fundamentals”, Pearson Education, 10th Edition (2011).(Module 1 and 2 )
    2.J. Hennessy and D. Patterson, “Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface”, 5th Edition. (Module 3 and 4)
    3.J. Hennessy and D. Patterson, “Computer Architecture, A quantitative approach”, 5th Edition. (Module 3)
    4.Hamacher, Vranesic and Zaky, “Computer Organization” (5th Ed), McGraw Hill. (Module 4 and 5)


Students of First Semester of MCA programme of Kerala Technological University (KTU)


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Deepa Mary Mathews

Department of Computer Applications,

Ms. Deepa Mary Mathews had her post graduation in Computer Applications (MCA) from Madurai Kamaraj University, and gained second post graduation in M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Dr M G R Educational and Research Institute, in the year 2006. She is currently pursuing Ph.D in Mahatma Gandhi University and her research area includes Data Mining, Social Data Analytics and Machine Learning. She has published 11 research papers in the International Journals, National and International Conferences including IEEE and Springer. She has over 14 years of teaching experience and has been associated with FISAT since the inception of the Department of Computer Applications in FISAT. Her earlier teaching was at St. Xavier’s College for Women, Aluva. Over a period of time, she has taught various subjects including Data Mining and Warehousing, Web Data Mining, Big Data Analytics, Digital Fundamentals, Linux and Shell Programming, Programming in C, Digital System and Computer Hardware, Computer Organization and Architecture, Microprocessors And Embedded Systems, Database Management Systems, Data Structures and Internet Technology And Distributed Applications

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