Monthly Archives: July 2014

Computer Hardware

This page correlates with Unit 3 in our book and focuses on circuits, gates and  chips

Good websites on this unit’s topics

  • Computer Hope, has a lot of general computer /tech things including lots on hardware


A Great Discussion at Quora about the question “What do low level programmers know that high level ones don’t? This discussion helps explain reasons to better understand how hardware and OS concerns do affect programmers.

Logic Gates



  • Combinational Circuits
  • adders, multiplexers
  • Circuits as memory


CPU Chapter 5

ALU ( The arithmetic logic unit) Chapter 5, p. 128

Computing Components


Stored-Program Concepts

Embedded Systems

Parallel Architectures