Digital Systems II

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Digital Systems II

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Admission to this course is subject to the agreement of the Head of the Discipline offering the course and will depend on the applicant's academic background in the relevant subject area.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Overview of combinational and synchronous digital circuit building blocks. Design description techniques (Specification, Block diagrams, T-Table, K-map, Flow chart/State diagram, timing diagrams) Integration of digital circuit component building blocks to produce practical low-component-count digital systems. Herarchy and design re-use in digital system design. Real-world issues (interfacing, timing, interface component specifications). Formal structured design, documentation and test methodology. FPGA technology. EDA tools : design capture (schematic-based) , simulation and FPGA implementation techniques. Introduction to VHDL hardware description language, simulation and VHDL test-benches, FPGA implementation. Use of related EDA tools and automation using scripts. A considerable amount of this module is workshop-based.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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