Undergraduate Course: Digital System Design 2 (ELEE08015)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||An introduction to digital electronic circuits and systems. The lectures presume a basic knowledge of the current/voltage properties of resistors, capacitors and MOS transistors and
some simple properties of number. Starting with the creation of the discrete binary abstraction
from continuous voltage/time circuits, the lectures cover the representation of information in simple codes and sequences of codewords, and the definition and design of logic gate
networks and modules for processing such information. Simple tools and techniques are used to study the principles of analysis and design at the transistor, logic gate, registertransfer and algorithmic levels of organisation. By following alternative synthesis design flows in a top-down design process, the features of implementation fabric and their influence on the design process is revealed.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 18,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 1.5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written Exam 100%
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||1:30|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||1:30|
| Ability to:
Interpret continuous time/voltage waveforms in terms of binary digital signal properties.
Describe the structure of a variety of codes and code classes commonly used for the representation of number, state and other data.
Perform simple operations on data in encoded form and design specific codes by the application of general principles.
Explain the effects of code structure on corresponding circuit structure and the implications for the circuit's physical characteristics.
Analyse, transform and synthesise transistor structures implementing basic Boolean logic functions.
Analyse, transform and synthesise gate structures implementing logic functions and simple arithmetic functions.
Describe and analyse basic sequential gate structure, in terms of combinatorial logic functions.
Describe sequential gate behaviour and the essential features and organisation of finite state machine structure.
Analyse the timing of isolated and linked finite state machines.
Describe the algorithmic behaviour of a simple finite state machine in a simple formal language.
Describe key properties of alternatives for logic fabric and choose and apply appropriate parameters for a corresponding design flow.
Manually synthesise alternative fabric-level implementations of a simple finite state machine, from a simple formal language, meeting alternative performance goals.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Digital system design, hardware, electronics, digital logic
|Course organiser||Dr Alister Hamilton
Tel: (0131 6)50 5597
|Course secretary||Miss Lucy Davie
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
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