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Virtualization for cost-effective teaching of assembly language programming

Cadenas, J. O., Sherratt, S., Howlett, D., Guy, C. and Lundqvist, K. (2015) Virtualization for cost-effective teaching of assembly language programming. IEEE Transactions on Education, 58 (4). pp. 282-288. ISSN 0018-9359

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1109/TE.2015.2405895

Abstract/Summary

A virtual system that emulates an ARM-based processor machine has been created to replace a traditional hardware-based system for teaching assembly language. The proposed virtual system integrates, in a single environment, all the development tools necessary to deliver introductory or advanced courses on modern assembly language programming. The virtual system runs a Linux operating system in either a graphical or console mode on a Windows or Linux host machine. No software licenses or extra hardware are required to use the virtual system, thus students are free to carry their own ARM emulator with them on a USB memory stick. Institutions adopting this, or a similar virtual system, can also benefit by reducing capital investment in hardware-based development kits and enable distance learning courses.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Department of Bio-Engineering
ID Code:39692
Uncontrolled Keywords:Microprocessors, Virtual Machines, Software Libraries, Electronic Learning.
Publisher:IEEE

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