This course focuses on switching behavior of transistors, and covers basic behavior of digital logic gates from transistor-level viewpoint.
This course also covers basic behavior of flip flops.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand basic behavior of digital logic gates from transistor-level viewpoint
2) Understand basic behavior of flip flops
* Switching Behavior of Transistors
* Digital Logic Gates
* Flip Flops
✔ Specialist skills | Intercultural skills | Communication skills | Critical thinking skills | Practical and/or problem-solving skills |
1) At the beginning of each class, contents at the previous class are reviewed.
2)Before coming to class, students should read an appropriate part of the textbook which will be covered. Exercises and sufficient learning should be completed at home for preparation and review purposes.
Course schedule | Required learning | |
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Class 1 | Fundamentals on Electric Circuits (1) | Understand the background and aims of the lecture Understand fundamental properties of electric circuits. |
Class 2 | Fundamentals on Electric Circuits (2) | Understand fundamental laws of electric circuits. |
Class 3 | Fundamentals on Electric Circuits (3) | Understand transient response of electric circuits. |
Class 4 | Semiconductor Devices and Transistors | Understand behavior of pn-junction diodes and learn behavior of logical gate circuits composed of them. Understand behavior of bipolar transistors and learn behavior of logical gate circuits composed of them. |
Class 5 | Fundamentals on Digital Logic Circuits | Review basics of logical circuits and understand logical gate circuits. |
Class 6 | Switching Behavior of MOS Transistors | Understand characteristics, operation regions, its basic model, and its binary switching model simplified for logical circuits. Learn behavior of logical gate circuits composed of MOSFETs. |
Class 7 | Logical NOT Gate Circuits by use of n-channel MOSFET (1) | Understand input output voltage characteristics of a resistive-load logical NOT gate circuit composed of an n-channel MOSFET. |
Class 8 | Logical NOT Gate Circuits by use of n-channel MOSFET (2) | Understand input output voltage characteristics of an enhancement-load logical NOT gate circuit composed of n-channel MOSFETs. |
Class 9 | Logical NOT Gate Circuits by use of n-channel MOSFET (3) | Understand input output voltage characteristics of a depletion-load logical NOT gate circuit composed of n-channel MOSFETs. |
Class 10 | Logical NOT Gate Circuits by use of CMOS Technology (1) | Understand input output voltage characteristics of a logical NOT gate circuit designed under CMOS technology. |
Class 11 | Logical NOT Gate Circuits by use of CMOS Technology (2) | Understand power consumption and transient response of a logical NOT gate circuit designed under CMOS technology. |
Class 12 | NMOS Logic Circuits | Understand logical circuits designed under NMOS technology. |
Class 13 | CMOS Logic Circuits | Understand logical circuits designed under CMOS technology. |
Class 14 | Flip Flops (1) | Understand basic behavior of flip flops and learn various types of flip flops. |
Class 15 | Flip Flops (2) | Understand problem issues arison in flip flop circuits, and lean their countermeasures. |
Kobayashi, Takao and Takagi, Shigetaka. Introduction to digital integrated circuits Tokyo:Asakura Publishing Co. Ltd ISBN:978-4-254-22162-6 (in Japanese)
Course materials:
Necessary materials can be found on OCW-i.
Examination problems in the past can be found at http://www.ec.ss.titech.ac.jp/~takagi/Bic/bic.html
1) Students will be assessed on their understanding of logical gate circuits and flip flops, and their ability to apply them to solve problems.
2) Students’ course scores are based on final exam (100%).
No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related courses is desirable.