Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Advanced Assembly Languages

IPA Acad. year 2017/2018 Winter semester 5 credits

Protected mode of the Pentium based processors: protection principles, registers, memory management, instruction set. Techniques of programming in the protected mode, task management, virtual mode. Use of the low-level interface Win32 API in the Windows applications - console applications, windows based applications, OpenGL. Programming using the multimedia instruction sets of the Intel processors (MMX and SSE). Introduction to the 64-bit processors.

Guarantor

Orság Filip, Ing., Ph.D. (DITS FIT BUT)

Language of instruction

Czech

Completion

Examination (written)

Time span

26 hrs lectures, 16 hrs pc labs, 10 hrs projects

Assessment points

60 exam, 16 exercises, 24 projects

Department

Lecturer

Orság Filip, Ing., Ph.D. (DITS FIT BUT)

Instructor

Goldmann Tomáš, Ing. (DITS FIT BUT)

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Basic principles of the protected mode of the IA-32 architecture. Development of the applications using the MMX and SSE instructions. Development of the applications in the protected mode using the Win32 API at the lowest level.

Learning objectives

To give the students better knowledge of developing of more complex low-applications. To teach them how to use the multimedia extension instructions of the Intel processors. To teach them basic principles of the protected mode, programming in the protected mode and to use the low-level Win32 API. To introduce the 64-bit processors.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Basic knowledge of the assembly language of x86 processor family and C language is necessary. Student has to be able to work with the NASM.

Study literature

  • Abel, P.: IBM PC Assembly Language and Programming, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1995, ISBN 0-13-317729-7
  • Hyde, R.: The Art of Assembly Language, No Strach, 2003, ISBN 1886411972

Fundamental literature

  • Hyde, R.: The Art of Assembly Language, No Strach, 2003, ISBN 1886411972
  • Irvine, K.R.: Assembly Language for Intel-Based Computers, Prentice Hall, 2002, ISBN 0130910139
  • Bistry, D.: The Complete Guide to MMX Technology, McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics, 1997, ISBN 0070061920
  • Abel, P.: IBM PC Assembly Language and Programming, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1995, ISBN 0-13-317729-7
  • Intel 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer's Manuals [online]. Available at <www.intel.com>.

Syllabus of lectures

  1. OS Windows and assembler - general introduction.
  2. Development of applications in assembler for the OS Windows - console applications and DLL libraries.
  3. Development of applications in assembler for the OS Windows - window-based applications and OpenGL.
  4. Introduction to the instructions of the MMX extension.
  5. Applications of the MMX extension.
  6. Introduction to the instructions of the SSE technology.
  7. Applications of the SSE technology.
  8. Optimizations of the assembler code.
  9. Protected mode of the IA-32 processors - registers and instructions, memory models.
  10. Protected mode of the IA-32 processors - basic data structures, memory management.
  11. Protected mode of the IA-32 processors - principles of the data and code protection.
  12. Protected mode of the IA-32 processors - task management.
  13. 64-bit processors.

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

  1. Individual project: development of a simple application in 32bit protected mode using Win32 API, MMX extension and/or SSE technology, OpenGL.

Progress assessment

  1. Work in laboratory.
  2. Evaluated project.

Controlled instruction

Work in laboratory and evaluated project are monitored and given points for.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, any year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 2nd year of study, Elective
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