Digital Circuit Design
Area of Study
Electrical Engineering, Engineering Science
Taught In English
Pre-Requisite: elec1111 or elec1112
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewIntroduction 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.
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.