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6.4: Module Summary

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    In this module, in unit 1 you learnt about advanced functional organization of computer, which included how data transfers occurs in the computer, the architecture of the microprocessor, the types of transfer of instructions within the computer and the processor and system performance of the computer.. In unit 2, Amadahl’s law, Flynn Taxonom, multiprocessing and Scheduling were introduced. Also Short vector processing and multicore and multiprocessor was also learned. In unit 3, Low-level programming was introduced. This included machine and Assembly programming. In unit 4, strategies of I/O interfaces were learnt together with the various access methods, e.g. polling, interrupt and DMA. Finally in unit 5, the peripheral devices that can be connected to the computer were introduced. Wave forms representing conversions of the analog to digital data was also introduced as well as multimedia data.

    This page titled 6.4: Module Summary is shared under a CC BY-SA license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Harrison Njoroge (African Virtual University) .

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