Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Computer Systems and Electronics Option)
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, King's College London, UK.
Graduation Year Date: 1990
Courses Credited :
- Applicable Mathematics
- Microprogrammable Hardware
- Systems Analysis
- Structured Programming
- Computer Systems and Software Design
- Engineering Physics
- Engineering in Practice
- Introduction to Logic Design
- Electronic Circuit Design
- Engineering Management
- Digital and Analog Circuit Design
- Control Systems
- Signal Processing and Modulation
- Information Engineering
- Advanced Logic Design and Microprocessors
- Introduction to Computer Networks
- Principles of Electrical Engineering
Software Project: Advanced Threaded Database including GUI runnning on VT100 terminal.
Programming Language: Pascal
Operating System: BSD Unix (on Orion Mainframe)
Final Year Project: Design & Build a Packet Radio Terminal Node Controller (TNC)
Processor Code: Motorola 6809 / 6522 VIA / 2Mhz
Write Assembly Software (in Hex - oh that was fun) & Build Hardware from scratch using CMOS & TTL simple gate ICs & VMEBus Board (lots of wires and chips looking ever so impressive) doing hardware bit-stuffing, preamble/flag detection etc.
In this course, I also designed a PDP11 computer using CAD, out of Bit-Slice Chip Technology, a process that introduces a simplified architecture but also complexities in managing the bit-slice chips to behave like one of the numerous stacks of the PDP11. It all worked on simulation - but lack of finance and time prevented building the beast...