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Undergraduate Course: Electronics Project Laboratory 2B (ELEE08019)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe students will design, build and test a printed circuit board for the speech digitiser circuit developed in the project laboratory 2A course.

The fundamental characteristics of the digital signal abstraction are investigated along with the properties of basic logic function gates. Using a progressive modular approach, simple arithmetic and control function hardware is constructed and its performance measured and analysed.

The laboratory lays the foundation for measurement, analysis and interpretation of the performance of digital systems studied in later years. The content is directly linked to the course Digital System Design 2.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Electronics Project Laboratory 2A (ELEE08014) AND Digital System Design 2 (ELEE08015)
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Electronics Project Laboratory 2C (ELEE08018)
Other requirements None
Additional Costs Purchase of laboratory notebook
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone (special arrangements)
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Course Start Date 14/01/2019
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 30, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 57 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% coursework
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
Be familiar with the use of printed circuit board software tools to implement an electronic circuit.

Be able to build and test a previously designed printed circuit board.

Development of skill in the recording of laboratory investigations and the use of records in the inference of knowledge.

Understanding of key features of the digital signal and its fundamental interactions with combinational and sequential gates.

Understanding of the meaning and significance of worst-case performance specifications.

Ability to measure and recognise circuit-level failures resulting from incorrect use of design constraints.

Ability to diagnose abstraction-level design errors from analysis of circuit-level measurements.

Appreciation of the significance of modularity and iterative structure in digital design.

Appreciation of the significance of alternate abstraction-layer design choices on the physical properties of resulting hardware.
Reading List
Digital Design: An Embedded Systems Approach Using Verilog Peter J. Ashenden Morgan Kaufmann (Elsevier), 2008 ISBN 978-0-12-369527-7
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements Visiting students will be provided with a starting point for the printed circuit board element.
KeywordsPrinted Circuit Board,Digital Logic,State Machine.
Course organiserDr Alister Hamilton
Tel: (0131 6)50 5597
Course secretaryMrs Laura Robinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5053
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