Peripheral Devices

Language of Instruction:Czech
Public info:http://www.fit.vutbr.cz/study/courses/IPZ/public/
Completion:examination (written)
Type of
Guarantor:Kotásek Zdeněk, doc. Ing., CSc. (DCSY)
Deputy guarantor:Zachariášová Marcela, Ing., Ph.D. (DCSY)
Lecturer:Kotásek Zdeněk, doc. Ing., CSc. (DCSY)
Zachariášová Marcela, Ing., Ph.D. (DCSY)
Instructor:Krčma Martin, Ing. (DCSY)
Lojda Jakub, Ing. (DCSY)
Pánek Richard, Ing. (DCSY)
Šimek Václav, Ing. (DCSY)
Faculty:Faculty of Information Technology BUT
Department:Department of Computer Systems FIT BUT
Design of Computer Systems (INP), DCSY
Digital Systems Design (INC), DCSY
Learning objectives:
  To develop the knowledge gained in the courses dealing with the construction of computers, to present the principles of communication between processor and peripheral devices controllers. To describe principles of system buses, primarily PCI and PCI Express. To explain principles of controlling peripheral operations together with some types of peripheral interfaces (HDD interfaces, SCSI bus, DVI, USB, Firewire). To provide students with the information on principles of constructing peripheral devices (HDD, monitors).
  The attention is paid especially to the principles of construction and control of peripheral devices (disc memories, monitors, graphic adapters) and their controllers. The inclusion of peripheral device controller into the computer architecture, communication with processor.The attention is also paid to the description and utilisation of system and I/O buses of computers for the control of peripheral oprations: communication on the bus, principles of bus allocation, DMA, interrupt requests. Disc memories, recording methods, the construction of disc memory, parameters, communication between controller and disc memory, register model of disc memory. Displays, graphic adapters and their structure, development stages. The principles of communication between peripheral device controller and a peripheral device, examples of interfaces: parallel ATA, serial ATA, USB, Firewire, SCSI.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
  The knowledge of digital circuits construction and the components of computers. The knowledge of basic principles of communication on system buses.  
Learning outcomes and competencies:
  Students will learn how to utilize knowledge gained by studying hardware oriented courses dealing with the construction of computer systems. They will become acquainted with both classical and modern technologies of controlling peripheral devices together with the construction of peripheral devices. They will learn how to utilize this information for other activities like the design of external adapters or developing drivers of peripheral devices. They will be provided with the information on trends in peripheral devices design and their utilization in computer systems.
Why is the course taught:
  The course provides students with practical information from the area of peripheral devices, their controllers construction and buses. They will use this knowledge during their studies and in praxis.
Syllabus of lectures:
  • Computer architecture, peripheral devices.
  • Peripheral device controller, the communication with processor.
  • The principles of system bus construction.
  • System bus assignment.
  • Disc memory, the principles of its control.
  • Disc memory, the principles of recording data, disc structure.
  • IDE bus, SATA bus.
  • SCSI bus.
  • RAID architectures.
  • Graphic adapters, displays.
  • AGP bus, DVI interface.
  • PCI and PCI Express buses.
  • USB bus, FireWire bus.
Syllabus of laboratory exercises:
  • Disc structure.
  • USB analysis.
Fundamental literature:
  • William Buchanan: Applied PC, Interfacing, Graphics and Interrupts, Addison-Wesley, 1996, Anglie, ISBN 0-201-87728-7, 383 page.
  • Tom Shanley: PCI-X System Architecture, Addison-Wesley, 2004, Anglie, ISBN 0201726823, 688 pages.
  • Dave Coleman, Scott Gardiner, Mohammad Kolbehdari, Stephen Peters: PCI Express Electrical Interconnect Design, INTEL PRESS, 2004, ISBN 0-9743649-9-1, 280 pages.
  • John Hyde: USB Design by Example, INTEL PRESS, 2001, ISBN 0-9702846-5-9, 510 pages.
  • Friedhelm Schmidt: SCSI Bus & IDE Interface, Addison-Wesley, 1998, Anglie, ISBN 0-201-17514-2, 396 pages.
  • Knut Grimsrud, Hubbert Smith: Serial ATA Storage Architecture and Applications, INTEL PRESS, 2006, ISBN 0-9717861-8-6, 357 pages.
  • Don Anderson: SATA Storage Technology, Mindshare Press, 2007, ISBN 978-0-9770878-1-5, 463 pages.
  • Bruce Jacob, Spencer W. Ng, David T. WAng: Memory Systems, Cache, Dram, Disk, Elsevier, 2008, ISBN 978-0-12-379751-3, 981 pages.
  • Burkhard Kainka: Měření, řízení a regulace pomocí sběrnice USB, BEN, 2002, ISBN 80-7300-073-3 (in Czech).
  • Michael Gook: Hardwarová rozhraní, Computer Press, 2006, ISBN 80-251-1019-2, 463 stran (in Czech).
  • Hans-Peter Messmer: The Indispensable PC Hardware Book, Addison-Wesley, 1997, Anglie, ISBN 0-201-40399-4, 1384 pages.
  • Linda Null, Julia Lobur: The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture, Jones and Bartlett Publishers International, 2006, ISBN 978-0-7637-3769-6, 799 pages.
  • Liza Wallach Kloski; Nick Kloski: Začínáme s 3D tiskem: Praktická příručka k hardwaru i softwaru k ovládnutí 3D tisku, Computer Press 2017, 216 stran (in Czech).
Study literature:
Controlled instruction:
  Laboratories will be possible to be passed during the following weeks.
Progress assessment:
  • Lab tutorials: 4 points.
  • Mid-term written exam: 30 points.
  • Minimum semestral activity score is not specified.
  • Final written exam: 66 point.



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