This course focuses on the fundamentals of digital circuit. Topics include binary number, logical algebra and its calculation, basic logic gate, combinational logic circuit, sequential circuit, arithmetic circuit and synchronous logic circuit. Most of electronic devices consists of digital circuit technique. By combining lectures and exercises, the course enables students to understand and acquire the fundamentals of logic circuit so that students can design a simple circuit. Students will experience the satisfaction of solving practical circuit problems by using their knowledge regarding a logic circuit acquired through this course.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand and explain the fundamentals of logical algebra and logic gates.
2) Analyze and design a simple combinational logic circuit.
3) Analyze and design a simple sequential logic circuit.
4) Analyze and design a simple arithmetic logic circuit.
Corresponding educational goals are:
(1) Specialist skills Fundamental specialist skills
(4) Applied skills (inquisitive thinking and/or problem-finding skills) Organization and analysis
(7) Skills acquiring a wide range of expertise, and expanding it into more advanced and other specialized areas
Digital circuit, logic circuit, logical algebra, combinational logic circuit, flip-flop, sequential circuit, operational circuit
✔ Specialist skills | Intercultural skills | Communication skills | ✔ Critical thinking skills | Practical and/or problem-solving skills |
At the beginning of each class, solutions to exercise problems that were given at the previous class are reviewed. Towards the end of class, students are given exercise problems related to the lecture given that day to solve. To prepare for class, students should read the course schedule section and check what topics will be covered. Required learning should be completed outside of the classroom for preparation and review purposes. In the first half lectures we will take interactive exercises using Handbook.
Course schedule | Required learning | |
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Class 1 | Digital information | Understand binary operation, BCD code, and digital and analog |
Class 2 | Basic logic gate, Logical algebra | Understand basic logic gate, Boolean algebra, De Morgan's law and simplification of equation |
Class 3 | Fundamentals of logic circuit | Understand conversion between sum of products form and sum‐product form, half adder, full adder etc. |
Class 4 | Simplification of logic circuits 1 | Understand combinational logic circuit, Karnaugh map with and without don't care. |
Class 5 | Simplification of logic circuits 2 | Understand Quine–McCluskey algorithm |
Class 6 | CMOS logic gate | Understand electrical properties of digital ICs and CMOS process |
Class 7 | Overall exercise of the first half of the course | Review the first half of the course with exercise problems |
Class 8 | Test the level of understanding of the first half of the course | Test level of understanding and evaluate achievement for classes 1–6. |
Class 9 | Flip-flop 1 | Understand RS-FF, JK-FF and NAND-based and NOR-based circuits |
Class 10 | Flip-flop 2 | Understand Master-Slave FF, edge-trigger circuit, D-FF |
Class 11 | Application of Flip-flop | Understand Shift-register and counter circuit |
Class 12 | Sequential circuit 1 | Understand State transition diagram and table, and design the sequential circuit using various FFs |
Class 13 | Sequential circuit 2 | Understand the simplification of sequential circuit and concept of the one-hot code |
Class 14 | Sequential circuit 3 | Understand the simplification with lengthy states |
Class 15 | Overall exercise of the latter half of the course | Review the latter half of the course with exercise problems |
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All lecture materials will be uploaded to OCW.
Midterm exam (50%), final exam (50%)
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