Title: Digital Circuits and Systems
Credits: 5 (4 lecture, 1 lab)
Coordinator: Scott Hauck, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Goals: To provide a fundamental understanding of digital hardware systems and their design. EE-271 is tightly coupled with CSE-369, with the expectation that students that complete either EE-271 or CSE-369 will have reached a similar level of understanding of the design of digital circuits and systems.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
Textbook: Brown, Stephen and Vranesic, Zvonko, Fundamentals of Digital Logic with VERILOG DESIGN, 3rd Ed., McGraw-Hill, 2014.
Reference Materials: Documents for Verilog, TTL/CMOS.
Course Structure: The course meets for 4 hours of lecture and weekly laboratory assignments.
Computer Resources: This class is supported by a laboratory which has multiple Intel PCs for development. There will be extensive computer usage in the laboratories for design and simulation with Verilog hardware description language and programmable logic device software packages.
Laboratory: There are weekly laboratory projects. Students are loaned a laboratory kit including an FPGA board, some simple TTL chips, and supporting elements. For each laboratory, the students have to design the circuit, construct it and demonstrate it to the instructor and/or teaching assistant.
Grading: The grade is based upon weekly homework assignments, the laboratory projects, midterm exam, and a comprehensive final examination.
ABET Student Outcome Coverage: This course addresses the following outcomes:
H = high relevance, M = medium relevance, L = low relevance to course.
(1) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics (H)
(2) An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors (M)
(6) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions (L)
(7) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies (L)
Prepared By: Scott Hauck
Last Revised: 2/15/2019