Computer Fundamentals

In this course, you’ll learn about computer hardware & software along with the fundamentals of computers and their parts I/O, CPU, Memory, and Buses. Types of memory: RAM & ROM their use in computers. Difference between static RAM and dynamic RAM. Then, the difference between EPROM & EEPROM. CPU parts: Control unit and Arithmetic logic unit.

How the control signals are generated using hardwired and microprogrammed control for communication with memory and input/output devices. The function of ALU to perform arithmetic operations such as ADD, SUB, MUL, DIV, etc, and logical operations such as logical AND, OR, XOR, etc. What is a bus and its types: address bus, data bus control bus.

Also about computer languages: machine language, assembly language & higher-level language & about computer software: system software & application software. Understanding how the instructions are executed. Then about digital data communication, its types: serial and parallel data transfer. Difference between serial & parallel data transmission and basics of serial communication, synchronous & asynchronous communication. Meanings of Simplex, Half duplex & Full duplex. Then about baud rate and RS-232 serial bus standard.

The course is useful primarily for polytechnic & engineering students of all disciplines and also for anyone who is interested in learning the basics of computer.

In this course, you’ll learn about computer hardware & software along with the fundamentals of computers and their parts I/O, CPU, Memory, and Buses. Types of memory: RAM & ROM their use in computers. Difference between static RAM and dynamic RAM. Then, the difference between EPROM & EEPROM. CPU parts: Control unit and Arithmetic logic unit.

How the control signals are generated using hardwired and microprogrammed control for communication with memory and input/output devices. The function of ALU to perform arithmetic operations such as ADD, SUB, MUL, DIV, etc, and logical operations such as logical AND, OR, XOR, etc. What is a bus and its types: address bus, data bus control bus.

Also about computer languages: machine language, assembly language & higher-level language & about computer software: system software & application software. Understanding how the instructions are executed. Then about digital data communication, its types: serial and parallel data transfer. Difference between serial & parallel data transmission and basics of serial communication, synchronous & asynchronous communication. Meanings of Simplex, Half duplex & Full duplex. Then about baud rate and RS-232 serial bus standard.

The course is useful primarily for polytechnic & engineering students of all disciplines and also for anyone who is interested in learning the basics of computer.

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