Course Details

ELE 227 Fundamentals of Digital Systems Laboratory
2021-2022 Spring term information

The course is not open this term

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

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Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
Course languageEnglish
Course typeMust 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesQuestion and Answer
Other: This course must be taken together with ELE225 FUNDAMENTALS OF DIGITAL SYSTEMS.  
Instructor (s)Faculty members  
Course objectiveIntensify the class material taught in ELE225 via experiments. Present contemporary tools and methods, and equip students with the capability of analyzing and designing combinational and sequential systems. Provide the students with laboratory experience and basic ability in using a Hardware Description Language (HDL).  
Learning outcomes
  1. A student who completes the course successfully will be able to L.O.1. Analyze, design and build combinational logic circuits,
  2. L.O.2. Analyze, design and build synchronous and asynchronous sequential logic circuits,
  3. L.O.3. Design and analyze counters, registers and memory structures,
  4. L.O.4. Understand the function of hardware description languages (HDL) and use these languages to model, analyze and design a circuit.
Course ContentDesign and implementation of logic gate circuits,
Implementation of digital circuits with hardware description languages,
Design and implementation of combinational and sequential logic circuits,
Creation and evaluation of test benches for circuits implemented with hardware description languages.
ReferencesExperiment Notes.
Mano M.M., Ciletti M.D., Digital Design, 6/e, Pearson, 2019.
Wakerly J.F., Digital Design: Principles and Practices, 5/e, Pearson, 2018.
Ciletti M.D., Advanced Digital Design with the Verilog HDL, 2/e, Pearson, 2011.

Course outline weekly

Week 1Facts and figures of Digital Systems Laboratory
Week 2Introduction to digital design tools and simulation software
Week 3Preliminary work (report etc.) for Experiment 1
Week 4Experiment 1: Implementation of adders, multipliers, comparators, parity generators
Week 5Preliminary work (report etc.) for Experiment 2
Week 6Experiment 2: Implementation of decoders, encoders, and multiplexers
Week 7Preliminary work (report etc.) for Experiment 3
Week 8Experiment 3: Implementation of latches, flip-flops, synchronous sequential circuits
Week 9Preliminary work (report etc.) for Experiment 4
Week 10Experiment 4: Implementation of registers, shift registers and arithmetic/logic circuits using shift registers
Week 11Preliminary work (report etc.) for Experiment 5
Week 12Experiment 5: Implementation of synchronous and asynchronous counters
Week 13Preliminary work (report etc.) for Experiment 6
Week 14Experiment 6: Implementation of memory structures, RAMs, ROMs
Week 15Preparation for final exam
Week 16Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam140
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes660
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes140

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 0 0 0
Laboratory 6 3 18
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)6530
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment000
Midterms (Study duration)000
Final Exam (Study duration) 11212
Total Workload132060

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. PO1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.     X
2. PO2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.    X
3. PO3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.  X   
4. PO4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.  X  
5. PO5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results.    X
6. PO6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member.  X   
7. PO7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology.  X  
8. PO8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development.X    
9. PO9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.    X
10. PO10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English.  X  
11. PO11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities.X    
12. PO12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems. X   
13. PO13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem.   X 

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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