EEE2013 : Digital Electronics
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Graeme Chester
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To enable students to understand the essential principles of digital logic systems as used for control, communications and information processing.
To enable the student to design such systems.
To study the operation and performance of computer arithmetic circuits, synchronous and asynchronous sequential logic circuits.
Outline Of Syllabus
1. Logic Design and VHDL
Review of techniques for logic design, from discrete logic gates to ASICs; The VHDL language as a tool for digital design; FPGA and PLA architectures.
2. Arithmetic Circuits
Combinational logic circuits for the parallel adder; carry propagation; carry look-ahead; subtraction; logic functions; the ALU; multiplication and shifting; serial multipliers: parallel and carry save methods.
3. Sequential Logic
Finite state machines; state assignment; synthesis of synchronous FSMs; implementation methods; memory and combinational logic; examples of implementation of controllers and algorithms.
Fundamental mode; implementation of a primitive flow table; races; metastability and synchronisation failure.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||6||1:00||6:00||Tutorial Class|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||Lecture|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Written exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||24||0:30||12:00||Revision for Exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||5:00||5:00||Lab report|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||5:00||5:00||Open book assignment (problem solving exercises)|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||2||3:00||6:00||Electronics Laboratory|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||40||1:00||40:00||General reading; reviewing lecture notes; solving practice problems|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures provide core material and guidance for further reading, problem solving practice is provided through tutorials. Work is further re-enforced through laboratory sessions.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||120||2||A||70||Final exam|
|Practical/lab report||2||M||15||1000 word lab report|
|Prob solv exercises||2||M||15||Solution to problems|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination provides the opportunity for the student to demonstrate their understanding of the course material. The problem solving aspects of the assessment enable students to demonstrate that they are able to apply this understanding and their analysis and synthesis skills to novel situations. The in course assessments (problem solving exercises) provide the opportunity for students to demonstrate their abilities under open book conditions. Laboratories provide the opportunity to assess practical skills, the application of theoretical knowledge and technical writing skills of producing a lab report.