Computer Fundamentals

Basics of Computer Architecture
English
English [Auto]
Computer Organization

Requirements

  • None

Description

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.

Who this course is for:

  • Polytechnic & Engineering Students

Course content

1 section5 lectures45m total length
  • Introduction - Computer Basics
    15:23
  • Computer Languages
    05:57
  • Computer Software
    07:35
  • Digital Communication
    06:30
  • Serial Data Transmission
    10:11

Instructor

Professor at K.K.Wagh
Manoj Jhade
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  • 1,102 Students
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Prof. Manoj B. Jhade, B. E. (Electronics), M. Tech. (EDT) LMISTE, LMCSI, Certified TOFEL administrator.

Earlier he was working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering at K. K. Wagh Institute of Engineering Education & Research, Nashik. His experience in the field of Engineering Education is of 29 years, out of those 20 years in KKWEER, Nashik & 6 years as a principal at K. K. W. Polytechnic, Chandori and another 3 years as the Principal at K.K.Wagh Women’s Polytechnic, Nashik.

He has several technical papers at the National and International level, to his credit. Prof. Manoj B. Jhade has also authored a book on “Microprocessor and Microcontroller” which is published in 2005. He has delivered a number of lectures as an expert at various seminars and conferences.