Module Title:   Digital Electronics Fundamentals

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG1037M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   PI - Engineering: Telecomms, Electromagnetics etc (MDIS) (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr JM Noras

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To introduce the principles of digital logic and digital system design.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts, principles and theories explored in formal lectures, practiced in tutorials and demonstrated in laboratory classes. Practical skills developed in laboratory sessions. Cognitive and personal skills developed in open-ended problem solving and design exercises, tackled by working in small groups supported by members of academic staff. Oral feedback is given during labs and seminars. Written assessment will assess a mixture of theoretical understanding and the application of practical skills to the knowledge base of the module, the formal examination will assess students` theoretical grasp of the knowledge base of the module

Lectures:   18.00          Directed Study:   56.50           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   12.00          Formal Exams:   1.50          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1.1 Describe the principles of digital operations and system design.
1.2 Demonstrate in your coursework an appreciation of the modern approach to computer hardware design.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2.1. Design basic combinatorial and sequential logic networks.
2.2 Solve problems in Boolean logic and design potential hardware implementations.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

3.1 Analyse problems logically.
3.2 Review basic design specifications and apply top-down and bottom-up solutions as appropriate.

  Examination - closed book 1.50 50%
  closed book exam
  Coursework   50%
  Coursework: Laboratory portfolio 1500 word equivalent
  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
  Supplementary - closed book exam

Outline Syllabus:
Introduction to Logic design: Analogue and digital signals. Logic: Boolean Algebra, De Morgan`s theorem, Truth tables, Minterms and Maxterms, Karnaugh maps, minimization. Arithmetic: Numbers in digital systems, binary addition and adders, 2`s complementary arithmetic. Storage: Flip-flops, memory and communications, registers, counters. Synchronous and asynchronous operations. Introduction to Sequential Logic Design: Stable states and timing diagrams. Technologies: TTL, CMOS. Performance comparison. Programmable devices: Programmable logic, hardware description language. Timing: Rise, fall, propagation, set-up and hold times. Design: interpreting specifications, top-down and bottom-up strategies.

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