Course Details

ELE225 - Fundamentals of Digital Systems

2023-2024 Spring term information
The course is not open this term
ELE225 - Fundamentals of Digital Systems
Program Theoretýcal hours Practical hours Local credit ECTS credit
Undergraduate 3 0 3 5
Obligation : Must
Prerequisite courses : -
Concurrent courses : ELE227
Delivery modes : Face-to-Face
Learning and teaching strategies : Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving, Other: This course must be taken together with ELE227 FUNDAMENTALS of DIGITAL SYSTEMS LABORATORY.
Course objective : The aim of this course is to teach the basics of digital systems to students and to equip them with the capability of analyzing and designing combinational and sequential systems. Also, to provide them with essential background for advanced computer related courses in the following semesters. The topics covered in the course are reinforced via experiments conducted in ELE 227 laboratory course.
Learning outcomes : A student who completes the course successfully will Analyze and design combinational logic circuits Analyze and design synchronous sequential logic circuits Analyze circuits that use flip-flops, registers and counters, describe the functions of such circuits and design circuits using these devices Analyze circuits that use RAM, ROM, PLA, and PAL devices, describe the functions of such circuits and design circuits using these devices
Course content : Review of number systems and Boolean algebra Simplification of Boolean functions Analysis and design using logic gates Description of basic logic building blocks, analysis and design using these blocks Analysis and design of combinational and sequential logic circuits Memory structures, programmable logic devices
References : 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
Weeks Topics
1 Number systems, binary arithmetic, signed numbers, binary codes
2 Basics of Boolean algebra, algebraic simplification, canonical and standard forms
3 Karnaugh maps, SOP and POS simplification, two level design
4 NAND and NOR designs, analysis and design of multilevel circuits, EXOR gates, parity bit generation
5 Combinational circuit blocks: Adders, multipliers, comparators
6 Combinational circuit blocks: Decoders, encoders, multiplexers and combinational circuit implementation using these blocks
7 Latch circuits, flip-flops, triggering of flip-flops
8 Analysis of synchronous sequential circuits, the state table and the state diagram
10 Design of synchronous sequential circuits, state assignment and state reduction
11 Registers, shift registers, synchronous and asynchronous counters
12 Memory structures, types of RAM , memory decoding, error correcting codes
13 Programmable logic arrays: ROM, PLA and PAL
14 Sequential programmable devices: SPLD, CPLD and FPGA
15 Preparation for Final exam
16 Final exam
Assessment Methods
Course activities Number Percentage
Attendance 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Application 0 0
Field activities 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 0 0
Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Midterms 1 40
Final exam 1 60
Total 100
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade success 40
Percentage of final exam contributing grade success 60
Total 100
Workload and ECTS Calculation
Course activities Number Duration (hours) Total workload
Course Duration 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Application 0 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0 0
Field activities 0 0 0
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, etc.) 14 4 56
Presentation / Seminar Preparation 0 0 0
Project 0 0 0
Homework assignment 7 4 28
Quiz 0 0 0
Midterms (Study Duration) 1 10 10
Final Exam (Study duration) 1 14 14
Total workload 37 35 150
Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes
Key learning outcomes Contribution level
1 2 3 4 5
1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.
2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.
3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.
4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.
5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results.
6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member.
7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology.
8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development.
9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.
10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English.
11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems.
13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem.
1: Lowest, 2: Low, 3: Average, 4: High, 5: Highest
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