Electrical and Computer Engineering (E)

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 All Engineering courses are available only to students registered in the Faculty of Engineering unless indicated otherwise.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 2205A/B - Electric Circuits I
Basic resistive circuits, Ohm's, Kirchhoff's Laws. DC analyis: nodal and mesh analysis. Network theorems: linearity, superposition, Thévenin's and Norton's theorems. Time-domain analysis: first and second order circuits, source-free and forced response. Sinusoidal steady-state analysis: phasors, complex power. Basic OpAmp circuitry.
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Prerequisite(s): Physics 1026, Applied Mathematics 1411A/B, Applied Mathematics 1413, ES 1036A/B or Computer Science 1026A/B or the former Computer Science 036a/b.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 2208A/B - Electrical Measurement and Instrumentation
Measurements: System of units, errors. Basic resistive circuits: Ohm's, Kirchhoff's Laws; DC analyis: nodal and mesh analysis, superposition, Thévenin's/Norton's theorems; Sinusoidal steady-state analysis: phasors, complex power; Basic OpAmp circuitry; Boolean circuits; Transducers.
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Prerequisite(s): Applied Mathematics 1411A/B, Applied Mathematics 1413, Physics 1026, ES 1036A/B or Computer Science 1026A/B or the former Computer Science 036a/b.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 2231A/B - Introduction to Electronics
Electronic properties of semiconductors. The P-N junction. Diodes and light-emitting diodes; bipolar and field-effect transistors. Biasing, small signal analysis, large signal analysis. Single transistor amplifiers.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 2233A/B - Circuits and Systems
Introduction to a system level analysis of electrical circuits. The S-Plane and frequency response of circuits, frequency selective circuits, state variables, introduction to Fourier analysis, Fourier transform and Laplace transform techniques. Transfer functions and system functions.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 2236A/B - Magnetic Circuits and Transmission Lines
Three phase circuits, magnetic coupling and circuits, transformers. Transmission lines and the telegrapher equation.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 2238A/B - Introduction to Electrical Engineering
DC circuit analysis, fundamentals of DC circuit analysis, Ohm's Law, KCL, KVL, Thévenin and Norton Equivalent circuits, maximum power transfer; linear analog circuits, diodes, transistors, operational amplifiers, biasing, gain, frequency response.
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Prerequisite(s): Applied Mathematics 1411A/B, Applied Mathematics 1413, Physics 1026, Computer Science 1026A/B or ES 1036A/B, or the former Computer Science 036a/b.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 1 laboratory hour, 0.5 course.Restricted to students enrolled in the Software and Integrated Engineering programs.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 2240A/B - Electrical Laboratory
Laboratory experiments associated with ECE 2205A/B, as well as laboratory experiments in instrumentation and measurement; the lecture component includes review of laboratory practice, health and safety issues, simulation software, data collecting methods; errors and their calculus; accuracy; averaging, signal conditioning, and data interpolation.
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Prerequisite(s): Computer Science 1026A/B or ES 1036A/B or the former Computer Science 036a/b.
Corequisite(s): ECE 2205A/B
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Extra Information: 1 lecture hour, 3 laboratory hours, 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 2241A/B - Electrical Laboratory II
Laboratory experiments associated with ECE 2231A/BECE 2233A/B and ECE 2236A/B; basic semiconductor circuit elements (diodes, LEDs and transistors); second order circuits; sensors and electro-mechanical devices; and a design project.
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Prerequisite(s): ECE 2240A/B
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Extra Information: 1 lecture hour, 3 laboratory hours, 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 2277A/B - Digital Logic Systems
Theory of Boolean algebra, switching circuits, Venn diagrams; Karnaugh maps; logic and memory systems, design of combinational and sequential switching machines; electronic switching circuits; data coding, storage, transmission; basic design of digital computers.
Antirequisite(s): The former ECE 3339A/B.
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Corequisite(s): ECE 2205A/B or registration in Integrated Engineering or Software Engineering Program.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 3330A/B - Control Systems
The concept of feedbacks; modelling of dynamic systems; characteristics of feedback control systems, performance of control systems in time and frequency domains; stability of feedback systems; control system analysis and design. Using root locus and frequency response techniques.
Antirequisite(s): CBE 4410A/B
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 3331A/B - Introduction to Signal Processing
Introduction to discrete-time signals and sampled data, linear time-invariant (LTI) systems, frequency response, discrete Fourier transforms, convolution, spectrum analysis, Z-transforms, non-recursive digital filters.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 3332A/B - Electric Machines
Basic Principles related to magnetic fields and energy conversion, transformers, DC machines, synchronous machines, induction Machines, special purpose motors.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 3333A/B - Electric Power Systems I
Per unit System; three phase transmission systems; three phase transformers; transmission line parameters; steady state operation of transmission lines; maximum power flow; reactive power compensation; economic operation of power systems.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour, 1.5 tutorial hours, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 3336A/B - Electromagnetic Theory
Radio frequency transmission lines, telegrapher's equations, Smith chart. A vector treatment of the theory of electric and magnetic fields. Integral and differential forms of Maxwell's equations. Boundary conditions. Scalar and vector potentials, reflection and transmission of electromagnetic waves in dielectric and conducting media.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 3337A/B - Electronic Circuits
Small signal amplifiers, differential amplifiers, power amplifiers, feedback, stability, oscillators, RC filters, modulation.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.5 laboratory hours, 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 3349A/B - Introduction of VLSI
This course covers fundamentals of semiconductor physics as applied to microelectronics, theory of semiconductor materials and devices. Students will be exposed to basic elements of CMOS circuitry design, including practical implementation of resistors, capacitors, diodes, transistors and MOSFET. Related topics such as delays, cross-talk, parasitics, temperature effects are included.
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Prerequisite(s): ES 1021A/B, ECE 2233A/B, ECE 2236A/B, ECE 2240A/B, ECE 2241A/B, the former ECE 3339A/B, or ES 1021A/B, ECE 2238A/B, the former ECE 2239A/B, the former ECE 3339A/B and successful completion of the second year of the Electrical or Computer Engineering program or registration in the Integrated Engineering Program.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.5 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 3370A/B - Communication Electronics I
Principles of communications, modulation; high frequency amplifiers, power amplifiers, matching networks; stability, oscillators, modulators and demodulators; phase locked loops; introduction to digital communications.
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Prerequisite(s): ECE 2231A/B, ECE 2233A/B, the former ECE 235a/b.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.5 laboratory hours, 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 3373A/B - Electronic Instrumentation and Measurement
Resistive circuits, network theorems and analysis, RC networks, transducers, passive filters, op-amps, logic circuits, combinational and sequential logic circuits, binary algebra, data acquisition.
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Prerequisite(s): ES 1036A/B or Computer Science 1026A/B or the former Computer Science 036a/b, Applied Mathematics 2413 or 2415, Physics 1026.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.5 laboratory hours, 0.5 course
Restricted to students enrolled in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 3374A/B - Electromechanics
Electromagnetics fundamentals; magnetic circuits and materials; electromechanical forces and energy, transformers, DC machines, AC machines, phasor notation, complex power, three phase circuits, induction motors.
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Prerequisite(s): ECE 3373A/B or ECE 2238A/B, the former ECE 2239A/B or registration in the Electrical   Engineering - Biomedical Signals and Systems OPG.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.5 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.
Restricted to students enrolled in the Mechanical or Integrated Engineering programs or ElectricalOption B or Electrical Engineering – Biomedical Signals and Systems OPG.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 3375A/B - Microprocessors and Microcomputers
Basic elements of computers: central processing unit; memories; input/output devices; interfacing, software and hardware design, Computer Assisted Design; data handling and process control equipment; applications of microprocessors.
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Prerequisite(s): ECE 2277A/B or the former ECE 3339A/B.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.5 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 4416 - Electrical/Computer Engineering Project
Selection and investigation of an engineering problem. Analytical and/or experimental work is carried out by individual students or project groups under the supervision of a faculty member. Progress reports and a final engineering report are prepared; each student must deliver a public lecture.
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Prerequisite(s): Completion of third year of the Electrical, Computer or Integrated Engineering programs.
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Extra Information: 6 laboratory hours, 1.0 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 4429A/B - Advanced Digital Signal Processing
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) is widely used in speech and audio processing, biomedical engineering, and telecommunication applications. The objectives of this course are to strengthen the students' knowledge of DSP fundamentals, to introduce them to advanced DSP topics, and to familiarize them with the practical aspects of DSP algorithm implementation.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 4430A/B - Selected Topics in Electrical Engineering I
The course deals with topics of current interest in Electrical Engineering. Topics and course outlines will be available at the time of registration.
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Prerequisite(s): Completion of third year of the Electrical or Computer Engineering programs.
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Extra Information: 2 lecture hours and 2 laboratory hours, or 3 lecture hours and 1 laboratory hour, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 4431A/B - Selected Topics in Electrical Engineering II
The course deals with topics of current interest in Electrical Engineering. Topics and course outlines will be available at the time of registration.
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Prerequisite(s): Completion of third year of the Electrical or Computer Engineering programs.
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Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours, or 3 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 4432A/B - Radiation and Propagation
EM radiation principles; EM wave propagation, wave polarization, reciprocity theorem, antenna properties, dipole antennas; reflection from the ground; waveguides and transmission lines, impedance matching, antenna arrays, selected topics.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 4433A/B - Digital Communications Systems
Transceiver design for digital communication systems, design goals and tradeoffs. Deterministic and random signals. Digital modulation techniques, optimal receiver design, performance analysis under noisy conditions. Digital communication through bandlimited channels. Characteristics of wireless channel, intersymbol interference, channel estimation, adaptive equalization. Synchronization techniques. Multiple access techniques, CDMA, TDMA, FDMA. Principles of OFDM, cyclic prefix, in-band pilots, PAPR, applications of OFDM.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.5 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 4434A/B - Advanced Digital Systems
Memory units, coders, decoders, adders, multipliers, clocks, synchronous and asynchronous sequential circuits, algorithmic state machines, microprogrammed synthesis of ASM designs, advanced microprocessor organization.
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Prerequisite(s): ECE 2277A/B or the former ECE 3339A/B, ECE 3375A/B, completion of the third year of the Electrical Engineering program.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.5 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 4436A/B - Networking: Principles, Protocols, and Architecture
Introduction to networking, network architecture and protocols, layering, OSI and TCP/IP models. Physical layer: transmission media, data encoding, Asynchronous and synchronous transmission. Data link layer: error detection, flow control, error control. Packet Switching: datagrams, virtual circuits, routing, congestion control, internetworking. Local area networks, network layer and transport layer.
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Prerequisite(s): ES 1036A/B or the former Computer Science 036a/b or Computer Science 1026A/B.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 4437A/B - Communications Theory
Introduction to communication systems and information theory. Classification of signals and systems. Fourier series and transform applications. Power spectra and spectral density. Band-limited signals and noise. Sampling theory and digital transmission. Modulation techniques; pulse code modulation. Selected topics.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 4438A/B - Advanced Image Processing and Analysis
This course explores a few major areas of digital image processing at an advanced level, with primary emphasis on medical applications.  Topics covered include image filtering and enhancement, visualization, image segmentation and image registration. Examples will be presented to give the students exposure to real-world applications in medicine and other applications.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 4439A/B - Conventional, Renewable and Nuclear Energy
Global energy resources, distribution and consumption. Sustainability. Principles of operation and control of thermal, nuclear, thermal and hydroelectric, photovoltaic solar and wind power plants. Distributed Generation (DG) and renewable energy technologies. Grid integration of distributed generation.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 4445A/B - Introduction to Digital Image Processing
This course covers the fundamentals of digital image processing, including image representation, histograms, contrast enhancement, geometric operations, registration, digital filtering and segmentation. Emphasis is placed on implementation of algorithms and on practical applications in industry, science and medicine.
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Prerequisite(s): ECE 3331A/B and completion of the third year of the Electrical, Computer or Software Engineering program.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 4451A/B - Advanced Topics in Wireless Communications
The objective is to examine in-depth the practice of analog and digital communications. Fundamentals of wireless communication electronics are considered. A number of existing systems, including 2G/3G wireless systems, satellite communication systems, radio and TV broadcasting, and others are reviewed. Design aspects of wireless communications systems.
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Prerequisite(s): ECE 3370A/B, ECE 4432A/B, ECE 4437A/B, Statistical Sciences 2141A/B, Applied Mathematics 3415A/B and completion of the third year of the Electrical Engineering program.
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Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1.5 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 4455A/B - Engineering Analysis of Physiological Systems
An introduction to biomedical engineering organized around applications of linear and control system models to organ system regulation and adaptation. Emphasis will be placed on respiratory and cardiovascular physiology and interactions of those systems with medical devices.
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Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 1024A/B, ECE 3330A/B or equivalent, completion of third year of the Electrical or Computer Engineering programs.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 4456A/B - Power System Protection
To allow students to: a) gain an understanding of the basic principles of protective relays b) have a practical understanding of protection schemes for electrical power systems and equipment.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 4457A/B - Power Electronics
The use of power semiconductor devices in converter structures (topologies) to process and control the flow of electric energy. The aim of the course is to familiarize students with various power electronic converter topologies and their applications.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 4460A/B - Real-Time and Embedded Systems
Review of embedded processors, memory systems, basic peripherals; real-time kernel configurations, task control blocks, interrupt service routines, real-time clocks/timers, multi-tasking, schedulability analysis, inter-task communication, signals, message queues, cooperative/pre-emptive multi-tasking, priority scheduling, priority inversion problems, timing considerations, deadline handing, input-output handling; practical issues in computer control; design, development, and testing techniques.
Antirequisite(s): The former ECE 360a/b.
Prerequisite(s): Computer Science 1027A/B or 1037A/B, Computer Science 2211A/B, ECE 3375A/B as well as successful completion of the third year of the Engineering program.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.5 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 4464A/B - Electric Power Systems II
Power flow studies; symmetrical faults; symmetrical components; unsymmetrical faults; power system stability; Introduction to High Voltage DC (HVDC) Transmission and Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS).
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Corequisite(s): Applied Mathematics 3415A/B
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Extra Information: 3 Lecture hours/week, 1 Tutorial hour/ week; 1 lab hour/week, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 4468A/B - Systems Optimization
Engineering problems as optimization problems. Single-variable optimization. Multi-variable unconstrained optimization. Advanced techniques for unconstrained optimization. Equality and inequality constraints and optimality criteria. Techniques for constrained optimization. Linear programming.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 4469A/B - Applied Control Systems
The course covers analytical methods for analyzing and developing control strategies for industrial processes. These include identification and empirical modeling, tuning of PID controller, digital control systems, z-transformation. PLCs are discussed. Computer based simulation modules using Matlab^® and Simulink^® reused. Examples from different engineering disciplines are studied.
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Prerequisite(s): ECE 3331A/B, ECE 3330A/B as well as successful completion of the third year of the Engineering program.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.5 laboratory hour, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 4470A/B - Microcomputer Engineering
Introduction to computer system design. x86 and m68k microcomputer architectures. Assembly language programming. Cross-compiler development. Object-oriented analysis and design for embedded microcomputer systems. Advanced interfacing topics. Applications-level development. Systems programming on embedded systems (Palm Programming).
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Prerequisite(s): ECE 2277A/B or the former ECE 3339A/B, ECE 3375A/B.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.5 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 4480A/B - Very Large Scale Integration and Microelectronics
Introduction to microelectronic circuits and VLSI systems. Theory of semiconductors. Very Large Scale Integrated System: Integration of electronic circuits, Moore's Law, hierarchical and structured design. Layer technique of circuit design: abstract circuits, layer design, colour codes, STYX diagrams. Implementation of inverters and gates.
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Prerequisite(s): ECE 2277A/B or the former ECE 3339A/B, ECE 3349A/B, ECE 3375A/B, and completion of the third year of the Electrical Engineering program.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.5 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.
 Electrical and Computer Engineering 4489A/B - Computer Architectures
The architecture of modern high performance computers. High-performance computers, symmmetrical multiprocessors, parallel computers, reconfigurable systems, Intel class computer systems, computer hardware, hard disk organization, computer communications, computer operating systems and languages.
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Prerequisite(s): ECE 2277A/B or the former ECE 3339A/B, ECE 3375A/B.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.5 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.