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The Computing Technology Inside Your Smartphone

Cornell University via edX

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  • Provider edX
  • $ Cost Free Online Course
  • Session Self Paced
  • Language English
  • Effort 6 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 10 weeks long

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We use our smartphones to communicate, to organize our lives, to find information, and to entertain ourselves. All of this is possible because a smartphone contains a powerful computer processor, which is the subject of this course. This computer science course starts by moving step-by-step through the fundamental layers of computing technology, from binary numbers to application software, and then covers advanced performance techniques and the details of actual smartphone processors.

Learn about:

  • Digital logic
  • Computer organization
  • Instruction sets
  • Application Software
  • Advanced performance techniques
  • Actual smartphone processors

This Course also provides students with the technical knowledge and the Jade design tool experience to succeed in the more advanced MITx 6.004 MOOC - Computation Structures course sequence.

Taught by

Dave Albonesi

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Eli E
5.0 3 years ago
by Eli completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This is a wonderful class. Incredible teacher, bite-sized, targeted lectures that give enough insight, yet still hold the high-level context in mind, and a fascinating subject.

I loved it. Thanks very much.
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