Credits: 3


Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in CMSC132 or ENEE150; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department.
Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher; and must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Computer; Engineering: Electrical).
The design and analysis of combinational and synchronous sequential systems comprising digital logic gates and flip-flop memory devices; underlying tools such as switching and Boolean algebras and Karnaugh map simplification of gate networks; design and use of decoders, multiplexers, encoders, adders, registers, counters, sequence recognizers, programmable logic arrays (PLAs), read-only memories (ROMS, PROMS), and similar devices. Arbitrary radix conversion.

Semesters Offered

Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020

Learning Objectives

  • Design and analyze combinational logic circuits
  • Design and analyze synchronous sequential logic circuits

Topics Covered

  • Binary Numbers; binary arithmetic and codes
  • Boolean Algebra, switching algebra, and logic gates
  • Karnaugh Maps, simplification of Boolean functions
  • Combinational Design, two level NAND/NOR implementation
  • Tabular Minimization (Quine McCluskey)
  • Combinational Logic Design: adders, subtracters, code converters, parity checkers, multilevel NAND/NOR/XOR circuits
  • MSI Components, design and use of encoders, decoders, multiplexers, BCD adders, and comparators
  • Latches and flip-flops
  • Synchronous sequential circuit design and analysis
  • Registers, synchronous and asynchronous counters, and memories
  • Control Logic
  • Wired logic and characteristics of logic gate families
  • ROMs, PLDs, and PLAs
  • State Reduction and good State Variable Assignments (Optional, as time permits)
  • Algorithmic State Machine (ASM) Charts (Optional, as time permits)
  • Asynchronous circuits (Optional, as time permits)

Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to apply knowledge of math, science, & engineering (Significant)
  • Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet needs (Significant)
  • Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (Significant)
  • Ability to communicate effectively (Moderate)
  • Techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice (Moderate)