State University of New York at Binghamton
              Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science
              Department of Computer Science
              Spring, 2006

CS-220: Computer Systems II: Architecture and Programming
Lecture Section 90: T,R 8:30-9:55 A.M., FA209
Lab Section 50: R, 1:15 - 2:40 P.M., AAG002
Lab Section 51: R, 10:05 - 11:30 A.M., AAG002

Professor Richard R. Eckert
Office: EB-N6
Office Hours: T 10:00-11:30 A.M., R 1:00-2:00 P.M.
Phone: 777-4365

Course listserve email address:

Professor's Home Web Site URL (with links to the CS-220 Course Pages):

Teaching Assistant for Sections 50 and 51: Brent Rood
TA's Email:
TA's Office Hours: M 9:30-11:00 A.M.; W 11:30-1:00 P.M.; EB-N23
CS-220: The architecture and programming of digital computers. Data 
representation. Processor, memory and I/O organization. Instruction 
set architectures, encoding and addressing modes. I/O techniques. I
nterrupts. Assemblers, macro-processors, compilers, interpreters, linkers, 
loaders. Assembly and machine language programming. C programming language 
constructs (control and data structures, pointers, arrays and functions) 
and their relationship to the underlying architecture. Supervised 
laboratory work involves programming and debugging using machine language, 
assembly language and C.

PREREQUISITE: CS-140, Introduction to Computer Programming; CS-210, 
Computer Systems I: Machine Organization (or some knowledge of digital 


Pratt & Patel, "Introduction to Computing Systems", 2nd Ed., 
McGraw Hill, 2004, ISBN 0-07-246750-9.

Irvine, "Assembly Language for Intel-Based Computers", 4th Ed., Prentice
Hall, 2003, ISBN 0-13-091013-9

EVALUATION:  Laboratory Projects..........................35%
             Term Examinations (2)........................40%
             Final Examination............................20%
             Classroom and Laboratory Attendance...........5%

Several Intel 8086/88 (IBM-PC) assembly language and C language programming 
assignments will be made during the course of the semester. These will be due 
on the date specified. If turned in late, the grade will be reduced by 5% per 
day up to a maximum of one week. Under no circumstances will assignments be
accepted more than one week late. ANY WORK FOUND TO BE COPIED WILL BE GROUNDS 

The scheduled laboratory period will be used for discussion of
assignments, instruction on the use of the various systems and software
packages available in the lab, and to begin work on the assignments. An
experienced proctor will be available to answer questions. In almost all
cases additional work outside the scheduled laboratory period will be
required in order to complete the assignments.

The following software tools will be used in this course: The Microsoft
Macro Assembler (MASM), Linker (LINK) and Debugger (DEBUG); Microsoft Visual 
Studio .NET; and CC386 C compiler. These have been installed on most of the 
computers in the public computing facilities at the university. The Irvine text 
book includes a CD-ROM with the MASM system. In addition, instructions on how 
to get your own copies MASM and LINK from Microsoft can be found at the 
following web site: 
If you use the links on this site, you will need to run WinZip on the self-
extracting files, then select ml.exe and ml.err from one, and link.exe from the 
other. The MASM utilities and Visual Studio .NET can also be obtained from the 
Microsoft Academic Alliance which is available to Watson School students. It 
will be available sometime after the first week of classes, and instructions 
for using the Academic Alliance to download Microsoft software will be given 
then. The CC386 C compiler system can be obtained for free from:


WEEK              LECTURE TOPIC                   LABORATORY EXERCISE
1   Introduction to computer architecture 
    and machine/assembly language programming:        -----
    a simple Von Neumann stored program computer 
    system (Notes; P&P-Ch. 4, 5; I-Ch. 2)

2   Organization of an 8-instruction computer's 
    data path, memory, buses, hard-wired          Lab # 1: A Simple Computer 
    controller, microprogrammed controller        Simulator Exercise

3   Intel 80X86 Internal organization &           Lab # 2--Use of an Editor,
    machine addressing; assembly language         the MASM Assembler, the 
    requirements, directives, pseudo-ops;         LINK Linker; Using Microsoft
    80X86 basic instruction set (I-2, 3, 4;       Visual Studio (P&P-17

4   Data representation: bits, bytes and          Lab # 3--Use of the DEBUG
    words; fixed and floating point numbers,      debugger; a simple assembly
    character; 80X86 basic instruction set        language program
    continued (P&P-2; I-17, 4, 6, 7)         

5   The C programming language: variables,        Lab # 4--Use of the CC386
    operators and their relationship with         C compiler; a simple C
    assembly/machine language constructs and      program
    the underlying architecture; program
    translation and binding; High Level Language
    compilers, interpreters, linkers, loaders;
    symbolic debuggers (P&P-11, 12)
6   Branching and looping in assembly language;   Lab # 5--Assembly language
    C conditional and iterative control           and C programs that use
    structures (I-6; P&P-13)                      branches and loops

7   Procedures and the stack; C language          Lab # 5, continued
    functions, parameter passing, stack frame
    (I-5, 8; P&P-14)

      ** TERM EXAM # 1 **

8   Addressing modes: indirect addressing;        Lab # 6, Assembly language
    C pointers; arrays and strings                and C programs that do
    (I-4, P&P-16)                                 code conversion and use

9   Input/Output: Ports, timing, polling          Lab # 6, continued
    handshaking; printer interface, sound
    (I-17, P&P-8)

10  Interrupts and interrupt-driven               Lab #7--Program that performs
    I/O; Interrupt Service Routines (ISR);        direct I/O
    DMA; memory-mapped I/O (I-16; P&P-8, 9, 10)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

11  Keyboard, video, mouse interfaces;            Lab # 8-- Program that
    BIOS interrupts (I-13, 15)                    installs and exercises an ISR

12  Disk interface and disk I/O; standard I/O:    Lab # 9--Program that does
    stream, buffered, file I/O (I-14; P&P-18)     simple color graphics

13  Dynamic memory allocation; storage classes;   Lab # 9, continued
    run-time stack; heap (I-10, 12, 19; P&P-8, 

      ** TERM EXAM # 2 **

14  Modular progamming: separately-compiled/      Lab # 10--A program that
    assembled modules; linking assembly and       uses C and assembly language
    C language program modules (I-12)             modules and does file

15  Macros and macro processing; memory           Lab # 10, continued
    organization: memory hierarchy;
    associative, virtual, and cache memories;
    Increasing performance: pipelining, 
    multiprocessor-based systems
    (I-10, 2; notes, references)

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