13E042OD - Fundamentals of Digital Electronics

Course specification
Course title Fundamentals of Digital Electronics
Acronym 13E042OD
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition Passed exam: Any of introductory electronics courses.
The goal To provide knowledge in analysis and design of digital devices and systems from applications point of view. Course is intended for candidates educated in non electronics departments. To introduce candidates with modern tools for hardware description - VHDL language. To familiarize candidates with actual technology of programmable integrated digital circuits and tools for design with them.
The outcome To familiarize candidates educated in non electronics departments with digital circuits as base of functionality and implementation of systems in fields of computer engineering, telecomunications, signal processing, automatics and energetics.
URL to the subject page
URL to lectures
Contents of lectures Number systems and codes.Switching algebra.Synchronous state machine.Basic of HDL.Digital devices.Logic circuits.Overview of basic impulse circuits.Combinational circuits.Sequential circuits.Memories (ROM,PROM,EPROM,EEPROM,FLASH,RAM,cells and systems).A/D and D/A converters.Digital systems.Cellular circuits and complex programmable logic devices (FPGA,CPLD).
Contents of exercises Example of on board design [3]. Example of FPGA or CPLD design [3]. Application of VHDL [4].
  2. John F. Wakerly: “Digital Design – Principles and Practices”, Prentice Hall International, Inc., New Jersey, 2001
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching Lectures, exercises, laboratory exercises.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 70
Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
Colloquia 30
Seminars 0