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Module

EEE2013 : Digital Electronics

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Fei Xia
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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

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

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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Timetable