Undergraduate Course: Electronics Project Laboratory 2B (ELEE08019)
|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||The 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.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||None (special arrangements)
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|No Exam Information
| 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.
|Digital Design: An Embedded Systems Approach Using Verilog Peter J. Ashenden Morgan Kaufmann (Elsevier), 2008 ISBN 978-0-12-369527-7|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Visiting students will be provided with a starting point for the printed circuit board element.
|Keywords||Printed Circuit Board,Digital Logic,State Machine.
|Course organiser||Dr Alister Hamilton
Tel: (0131 6)50 5597
|Course secretary||Mrs Megan Inch-Kellingray
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079