Digital Systems Design
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
29 April 2019
Requisites for this module
BENGH610DA Electronic Engineering
This module will teach students the basics of digital system design at gate level and how complex designs can be constructed from basic components using combinational and sequential logic as appropriate. Students will use various types of digital systems using gate level building blocks.
This module aims to teach students the basics of digital system design at gate level and how complex designs can be constructed from basic components.
After completing this module, students will be expected to be able to:
1. Understand the building blocks of complex digital systems such as registers, counters and memory
2. Describe the implementation technologies used in various types of digital systems
3. Design digital systems building blocks at gate level
4. Design systems using combinational and sequential logic as appropriate and showing an appreciation of timing issues
. Introduction to digital systems design
. Combinational circuit design
. Sequential circuit design
. Design of control and sequencing logic
. Digital system timing
. Implementation technologies for digital systems
Lectures, Labs and Classes
- Floyd, Thomas L. (2013) Digital Fundamentals, Boston: Pearson.
The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Lab competence Test - Wk 4
||Progress Test - Wk 8
||Formally Graded Logbook
||120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Steve Sangwine
CSEE School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770
Dr Robert John Watson
University of Bath
Available via Moodle
Of 50 hours, 9 (18%) hours available to students:
41 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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