Digital Circuit Design

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Digital Circuit Design

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering, Engineering Science and Math

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Pre-Requisite: elec1111 or elec1112

  • 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

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Introduction to modern digital logic design, combinational logic, switch logic and basic gates, Boolean algebra, two-level logic, regular logic structures, multi-level networks and transformations, programmable logic devices, time response. Sequential logic, networks with feedback, basic latches and flip-flops, timing methodologies, registers and counters, programmable logic devices. Finite state machine design, concepts of FSMs, basic design approach, specification methods, state minimization, state encoding, FSM partitioning, implementation of FSMs, programmable logic devices. Elements of computers, arithmetic circuits, arithmetic and logic units, register and bus structures, controllers/ sequencers, microprogramming. Experience with computer-aided design tools for logic design, schematic entry, state diagram entry, hardware description language entry, compilation to logic networks, simulation, mapping to programmable logic devices. Practical topics, non-gate logic, asynchronous inputs and metastability, memories: RAM and ROM, Implementation technologies and mapping problems expressed in words to digital abstractions.

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.


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