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Digital technology 1 ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: P Atkinson

Not offered in 2005.

Synopsis: An introduction to understanding and designing digital logic circuits. Concepts: number systems, binary codes, logic operations, logic gates, and Boolean algebra. Topics include ICs and logic families, combinational logic circuits, standard forms, minimisation, MSI building blocks, latches, flip-flops and clocked sequential logic. Students will use CAD tools for design and simulation work. A 'chipkit', and 'breadboard' system is used for wiring circuit prototypes.

Assessment: Examination (3 hours): 55% + Practical work: 30% + Tests, tutorial work and assignments: 15%

Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures, one 1-hour tutorial and one 2-hour practical class per week

Prohibitions: CFR1130, COT1130, CSC1082, CSC2061, CSE1308, CSE2306, DGS1111, GCO2812, ECE2701