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The Computing Technology Inside Your Smartphone

Explore the fundamental computing technology inside smartphones and the advanced techniques that make them run so fast.

Cost: Free


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About this Course We use our smartphones to communicate, to organize our lives, to find information, and to entertain ourselves. All this is possible because a smartphone contains a powerful computer processor, which is the subject of this course. The 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


  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Dave Albonesi
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: EdX

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About EdX: EdX offers interactive online classes and MOOCs from the world’s best universities. Topics include biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, electronics, engineering, food and nutrition, history, humanities, law, literature, math, medicine, music, philosophy, physics, science, statistics and more. EdX is a non-profit online initiative created by founding partners Harvard and MIT.

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