Module Catalogue

EEE2202 : Digital Electronics

  • Offered for Year: 2017/18
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Thillainathan Logenthiran
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Singapore
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


•       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

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.

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.

Sequential Logic:
•       Synchronous systems:
Finite state machines; state assignment; synthesis of synchronous FSMs; implementation methods; memory and combinational logic; examples of implementation of controllers and algorithms.

•       Asynchronous systems:
Fundamental mode; implementation of a primitive flow table; races; metastability and synchronisation failure.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion181:0018:00Revision for final examination.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture61:006:00Tutorials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture241:0024:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion15:005:00Case study/ problem solving exercises.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion15:005:00Lab report.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Final examination.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical23:006:00Lab sessions.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study341:0034:00General 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.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A70N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report2M15N/A
Case study2M15Case study/ problem solving exercises.
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. Laboratories provide the opportunity to assess practical skills and the application of theoretical knowledge.

Reading Lists