Module Title:   Digital Electronics

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG5002D

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 R A Wyatt-Millington

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To introduce the principles of digital logic and digital system design

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Principles will be introduced in lectures and applied, together with the development of skills, in laboratory and tutorial sessions. Supplementary assessment will be to repair deficiency in Exam or Lab report or both.

Lectures:   48.00          Directed Study:   106.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   24.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   20.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   200.00

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

Describe the principles of digital signals and operation and system design

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

Design basic combinatorial and sequential logic networks

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

demonstrate systematic problem solving skill.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 50%
  2 hour examination
  Laboratory Report   50%
  Laboratory portfolio (2000 word equivalent)
  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
  Supplementary assessment: 2 hour examination

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, vinary addition and adders, 2`s complementary arithmetic. Coding: Binary, BCD, ASCII, Gray code. Storage: Flip-flops, memory and communications, register counters - synchronous and asynchronous operation. 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. Hazard cover and glitches. Carry look-ahead arithmetic.

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