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Course module: 201000231
Computer Arithmetic
Course info
Course module201000231
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact personir. E. Molenkamp
Contactperson for the course
ir. E. Molenkamp
ir. E. Molenkamp
Academic year2022
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
  1. The student can operate with concepts and notions related to:
                (i) number representation systems;
                (ii) algorithms and implementations for basic
  2. Assuming certain processor architecture and requirements she/he can perform design space exploration and select the most appropriate algorithms for the implementation of the basic functional units.
  3. She/he can operate with concepts and notions related to floating point systems and operations, elementary function evaluation, e.g. CORDIC, and error analysis.
  4. She/he can design arithmetic units and application specific (co-)processors, optimized for speed, area, power consumption, or combinations of those.
  5. She/he can study recent advances in computer arithmetic, classify research papers, and report about them.
The emphasis lies on theoretical aspects of computer arithmetic. The course covers concepts and various topics related to fixed and floating-point number systems, algorithms and implementations for addition, multiplication, division, square root, and other high order arithmetic operations. 4TU Lecture offered by TU-Delft via telelecture facility.

The course Computer Arithmetic is a 4TU tele-lecture and given by Sorin Cotofana of the TUD. For the lectures a video connection with the TUD is used. You must have a TUD student account. If you do not have a TUD account follow the procedure of the TUD to receive a “guest student” (see website of TUD; The assessment is done by the TUD lecturer of the course (the written exam is at the UT).
Participating study
Master Embedded Systems
Required materials
Course material
Computer Arithmetic: Algorithms and Hardware Designs, Second Edition, Behrooz Parhami, Oxford University Press, NY, 2000, ISBN 9780199766932.
Recommended materials
Instructional modes

Written exam, Assignment

Books on computer arithmetic, computer architecture, logic design and lecture slides are allowed during the exams.

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