Hacettepe University

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

ELE 237 Fundamentals of Digital Systems

Fall 2018



Dr. Derya Altunay (Section 21)

Dr. Ali Ziya Alkar (Section 22)


Lecture Hours:

Section 21: Mondays 13:00 - 15:45, Classroom: E7

Section 22: Fridays 09:00 - 11:45, Classroom: E3



Digital Design, 5/E, M.M.Mano and M.D.Ciletti, Pearson, 2013.

(4th edition is also fine)



The following outline represents a general structure for the course:




Week 1

Number systems, binary arithmetic, signed numbers, binary codes

Week 2

Basics of Boolean algebra, algebraic simplification, canonical and standard forms

Week 3

Karnaugh maps, SOP and POS simplification, two level design

Week 4

NAND and NOR designs, analysis and design of multilevel circuits, EXOR gates, parity bit generation

Week 5

Introduction to hardware description language (HDL), lab implementation

Week 6

Combinational circuit blocks: Adders, multipliers, comparators, lab implementation

Week 7

Combinational circuit blocks: Decoders, encoders, multiplexers and combinational circuit implementation using these, lab implementation

Week 8

Latch circuits, flip-flops, triggering of flip-flops, lab implementation

Week 9

Analysis of synchronous sequential circuits, the state table and the state diagram, lab implementation

Week 10

Midterm Exam

Week 11

Design of synchronous sequential circuits, state assignment and state reduction, lab implementation

Week 12

Registers, shift registers, synchronous and asynchronous counters, lab implementation

Week 13

Memory structures, RAM memories, memory decoding, error correcting codes, lab implementation

Week 14

Programmable logic arrays: ROM, PLA, PAL and FPGA



Daily attendance is strongly encouraged for the lectures. Any student missing a lecture is responsible for all material assigned or covered in class during his or her absence. Attendance for the lab sessions is a MUST; if you fail attending the lab, you fail the course.



Lab 25%, one midterm exam 25%, and a final exam 50%.


Reference books:

1) Logic and Computer Design Fundamentals, 5/E, Mano and Kime, Pearson, 2016.

2) Digital Design: Principles and Practices, 4/E, J.F.Wakerly, Prentice Hall, 2006.

3) Digital Fundamentals, 11/E, T.L.Floyd, Pearson, 2015.

4) Fundamentals of Digital Logic, 3/E, S. Brown, Z. Vranesic, McGraw Hill, 2008.

5) Introduction to Digital Systems, Ercegovac, Lang, Moreno, Wiley, 1998.

6) Fundamentals of Logic Design, 5/E, Charles H. Roth, Thomson, 2006.