EE 3755 - What's New

17 December 2013, 14:49:15 CST
Grading Update 9:Course Grades Ready The waiting is over. When you're ready click here. (And press refresh if necessary.) Have a good holiday!

16 December 2013, 17:59:16 CST
Grading Update 8 The last homework may be graded tonight, or tomorrow. After that final averages and possibly final grades will be posted. The next grading update will be posted by 18:00 tomorrow.

16 December 2013, 8:32:27 CST
Grading Update 7a: Due to problems with our Web server, you may need to press reload inorder to see updated content, such as final exam grades.

15 December 2013, 14:45:46 CST
Grading Update 7: Final Exam Grades Ready Yes, it was a rough exam. The range is [90,13], with an average of 44.4 and a median of 39.5. I appreciate the work that everyone has put into the course, regardless of their grade. To find your final exam grade make sure no one is looking an click here. Remaining homework grades and course grades may be available tomorrow. The next grading update will be posted by about 18:00 tomorrow.

14 December 2013, 17:41:02 CST
Grading Update 6: Problems 1-4 graded. Final exam grades should be available tomorrow, course grades may be available on Monday. The next grading update will be posted tomorrow at 18:00.

13 December 2013, 17:42:59 CST
Grading Update 5: Problem 1 graded, Problem 2 partially graded. Interestingly no one solved the last part of Problem 1 correctly, but some got Problem 2 correct, which also dealt with indexing an array. Hopefully, there will be no more interruptions and so grading can now proceed swiftly. It's possible final exam grades will be available tomorrow and course grades by Sunday. The next grading update will be posted about 18:00 tomorrow.

12 December 2013, 17:15:58 CST
Grading Update 4: Grading will start now and might take several days. The next grading update will be posted by about 18:00.

11 December 2013, 17:35:39 CST
Grading Update 3: Nothing graded yet. Don't expect final exam grades until Friday or later.

10 December 2013, 12:55:44 CST
Grading Update 2: Sorry, but grading is going slower than expected. Final exam grades might not be available until Thursday or later. The next grading update should be posted tomorrow by about 18:00.

9 December 2013, 17:58:37 CST
Grading Update 1: Nothing graded yet. (Two meetings plus student questions and demos from another class.) I have a possibly long meeting tomorrow so the exam grades may not be available until Wednesday. The next grading update should be posted by 13:00 on Tuesday.

9 December 2013, 12:14:04 CST
Grading Update 0: Linked Final Exam to the assignments and exams page. Final exam grades may be available Tuesday afternoon, course grades perhaps by Wednesday. The next grading update will be posted about 18:00 today.

5 December 2013, 19:32:26 CST
Linked the solutions to the MIPS hardware practice problems a.k.a., HW 6 to the assignments and exams page. It is important that these problems and their solutions be studied. It should also be a satisfying learning experience too!

5 December 2013, 16:47:37 CST
Linked the Homework 5 solution to the assignments and exams page.

5 December 2013, 16:24:22 CST
Linked practice questions (packaged as an uncollected Homework 6) based on the Fall 2012 Final Exam Problems 1 and 2. These questions ask about our Very Simple MIPS. These must be studied for the final exam. A solution will be posted (before the final exam of course).

5 December 2013, 15:12:51 CST
Linked the Fall 2012 Final Exam Solution to the assignments and exams page. Some wording to the unsolved exam has been improved, and warnings were added about problems to ignore.

5 December 2013, 10:21:29 CST
Updated MIPS Implementations page. This page briefly describes the MIPS functional simulator and Very Simple Implementation that we covered in class, and also describes more advanced implementations. This semester we covered up to and including the Very Simple implementation (which was not covered before).

Solution and additional study materials will be posted in the next few days so keep checking the what's new list.

4 December 2013, 10:01:19 CST
Linked Final Exam Review slides to the lectures page.

4 December 2013, 8:26:20 CST
Updated the Very Simple MIPS slides with some control logic hardware. Also linked Homework 5 to the assignments and exams page. Solutions to Homework 5 and last year's final exam will be posted in the next few days.

2 December 2013, 9:34:24 CST
Posted the Very Simple MIPS Implementation Verilog code.

27 November 2013, 9:52:04 CST
Linked Very Simple MIPS slides to the lectures page. Have a good Thanksgiving!

20 November 2013, 18:18:52 CST
As a courtesy, when the lab is crowded with EE 4702 students working on their projects, please do not use the following machines if other machines are available:,,,,,,

Added todays MIPS code to the lectures page.

19 November 2013, 13:33:56 CST
There is a bug (my bug) in the homework that prevents the no-whitespace-before table from being initialized. The problem has been corrected in /home/faculty/koppel/pub/ee3755/hw/2013f/hw05/hw05.s To fix your copy find the line addi $t1, $a1, 256 and change the 256 to a 255.

18 November 2013, 14:38:38 CST
Added MIPS lecture material to the lectures page, this includes the functional simulator that we have been covering in class.

16 November 2013, 15:15:11 CST
Xspim, the MIPS would not run on some workstations, such as helena. That problem has been fixed. If there are any problems please let me know. Also, those copying the homework before about 15:12 will need to make the file read/write. That can be done by executing "chmod 644 hw05.s" in a shell in the directory in which the file is located.

15 November 2013, 15:55:56 CST
Homework 5 assigned, due Friday, 22 November 2013.

6 November 2013, 9:48:27 CST
Linked the midterm exam solution to the lectures page.

5 November 2013, 9:36:33 CST
Grading Update 6: Midterm Exam Grades Ready. The range is [91,13], the average is 48.7, the median is 46. For details, click here.

4 November 2013, 19:52:02 CST
Grading Update 5: Grades will be available tomorrow, perhaps before 10:30, otherwise in the afternoon. The next grading update should be posted by 14:00, or earlier.

4 November 2013, 17:49:43 CST
Grading Update 4: Sorry, but the grades won't be available by 18:00. Check back later tonight, though you might have to wait until Tuesday. The next grading update will be posted by 20:00 tonight.

4 November 2013, 7:23:12 CST
Grading Update 3: Grades should be available this afternoon. The next grading update should be posted by 18:00 today, but I've forgotten twice before.

3 November 2013, 7:48:13 CST
Grading Update 2: Problems 2,3,5 completely graded, about 10 tests completely graded. Grades may not be available until Monday afternoon. The next grading update will be posted by about 18:00 today.

31 October 2013, 15:23:27 CDT
Grading Update 1: Problems 1-3 partially graded. Grades may be available over the weekend. The next grading update will be posted tomorrow about 17:00.

29 October 2013, 13:30:08 CDT
Posted the complete HW 4 solution.

28 October 2013, 19:05:13 CDT
Linked a preliminary HW 4 solution to the assignments and exams page. I'll add more details on Tuesday.

28 October 2013, 14:46:28 CDT
Linked Set 9, MIPS Basics, and Set 10, Control-Transfer Instructions to the lectures page.

28 October 2013, 12:51:24 CDT
Posted Midterm Exam Review. Lecture notes will be updated later today.

25 October 2013, 18:26:16 CDT
I've prepared a synthesis study guide that describes what you need to know about synthesis. Please provide feedback on ways it can be improved.

24 October 2013, 15:54:15 CDT
Updated additional machines to run the synthesis program. This should include all machines in the lab, but if you have a problem please E-mail me promptly so I can fix it. Also, note that the lab is closed on Sunday. I understand that this will force many to rush the computer part, but it's important that everyone study for the exam.

23 October 2013, 15:13:18 CDT
The deadline for the "paper" part of Homework 3 is the start of class Monday morning. The computer portion will be copied Sunday evening.

23 October 2013, 14:10:19 CDT
Synthesis had not been working on several machines, perhaps failing with the error message "rc: Command not found.". I've fixed a problem with some of the machines, in particular, rain, titan, agent, venus, and helena, which would have fixed that problem. Please report any further problems, and when you do please indicate which machine you were on.

21 October 2013, 16:46:41 CDT
Linked Homework 3 solution to the assignments and exams page.

21 October 2013, 16:33:57 CDT
Added some more information to the Homework 4 handout and also updated material on the procedures page. Please, please, report problems promptly. I'll try to fix them quickly.

21 October 2013, 8:31:51 CDT
Homework 4 assigned, due Sunday, 27 October 2013. Class accounts are required. Please start early to make sure that your account works!

14 October 2013, 14:37:00 CDT
The Midterm Exam Date has been set to Wednesday, 30 October 2013.. There will be a review before the exam.

9 October 2013, 17:26:43 CDT
Linked Synthesis of Procedural Code, Integer Multiplication and Division, and Floating Point, to the assignments and exams page.

8 October 2013, 16:07:53 CDT
Linked Homework 2 solution to the assignments and exams page, and also updated the carry-lookahead notes with more details about computing delay.

2 October 2013, 8:17:27 CDT
Homework 3 assigned, due Wednesday, 9 October 2013.

24 September 2013, 13:51:07 CDT
There were some typos in Homework 2 in which CLG was written instead of CGL, and CLC-r was used instead of the CLB-r. The homework is now corrected.

20 September 2013, 15:19:21 CDT
Linked Set 3, Delays, Ripple Adder, Set 4, Synthesis of Behavior Code, Set 5, Integer Addition and Subtraction, and Set 6, Procedural Code and Behavioral Modeling, to the lectures page. Next to Set 4 on lectures there is a link to a description of the technology library used in the synthesis demos.

18 September 2013, 8:20:12 CDT
Homework 2 assigned, due Wednesday 25 September 2013. Also linked carry lookahead notes to the lectures page. Use these notes to solve the homework assignment.

13 September 2013, 9:41:13 CDT
Linked the Homework 1 solution to the assignments and exams page.

6 September 2013, 13:44:54 CDT
There was a mistake in Homework 1 Problem 1. The and gate should be and a1(t2,x,c);. Thank you to Murad Chowdhury for pointing this out. The mistake has been corrected, so Homework 1 is now correct.

6 September 2013, 7:49:17 CDT
Homework 1 assigned, due Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013.

30 August 2013, 13:59:52 CDT
Added lecture materials to lectures page, this includes some of the Verilog code that was used in class.

24 August 2013, 18:06:08 CDT
Set up Web pages for Fall 2013 semester.

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