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CESC 220 : Digital Circuit Design

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Digital Circuit Design
Introduction to logic design and interfacing digital circuits. Boolean algebra, combinatorial logic circuits, digital multiplexers, circuit minimization techniques, flip-flop storage elements, shift registers, counting devices, and sequential logic circuits. Requires concurrent registration in CESC 222 except for Engineering Sciences Major in BSTM.

Students will develop the skills to design and analyze combinational and sequential logic circuits and to prepare the student for study of digital computer organization, operation and interfacing strategies, digital circuits, understanding number system, Boolean algebra, digital signal timing and be able to design complex digital circuits, appreciate the role of hardware in computer operations: understand and use ICs in the design of the digital circuits and to be able to apply digital systems in real life applications.

1. Understand numbering systems (binary, octal and hexadecimal) and convert between numbering systems.

2. Understand Boolean algebra and simplify Boolean expressions.

3. Implement digital circuits using Boolean expressions; manipulate and simplify Boolean algebraic expressions.

4. Understand basic logic gates and their functions.

5. Construct truth tables.

6. Analyze electronic circuits.

7. Understand Integrated Circuits and device data sheets.

8. Explain the operation of Flip-Flops, decoders, multiplexers, adders, comparators, shift registers and be able to use them in design.

9. Use combinational and Sequential logic to design digital systems.

10. Understand Programmable Logic Devices.

11. Understand timing and timing diagram of logic devices and circuits.

12. Represent information in binary codes such as ASCII, BCD, excess 3 and Gray Codes.

13. Understand the use of a parity bit.

14. Analyze and design synchronous and asynchronous sequential logic circuits.

15. Understand the operation of registers, counters and memory units and use these components in the design of more complex circuits.

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ActivityPercent of Grade
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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Tom Zesiger - 3/1/2015
Robert Deters - 3/1/2015
Dr. Bruce Conway - 3/1/2015
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