Module Details

CE264-5-AU-CO: Digital Systems Design

Year: 2016/17
Department: Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: Yes
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No
Pre-requisites: CE161 AND CE162
Co-requisites:

Staff
Supervisor: Dr Steve Sangwine
Teaching Staff: Dr Steve Sangwine
Contact details: CSEE School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

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.

Learning Outcomes

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


Outline Syllabus

. 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


Learning and Teaching Methods

Lectures, Labs and Classes

Assessment

50 per cent Coursework Mark, 50 per cent Exam Mark

Coursework

Laboratory competence Test: in lab, worth 10%, held in week 4; Progress Test, worth 10%, held in week 8; Design report, worth 25%, submitted in week 11 Formally graded logbook, worh 5% submitted in week 11

Exam Duration and Period

2:00 during Summer Examination period.

Other information

STUDENTS SHOULD NOTE THAT THIS MODULE INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO REVIEW AND CHANGE.

Bibliography

  • Highly Recommended Reading
  • FLOYD, T.L, Digital Fundamentals, Prentice Hall, 2009, 10th edition

External Examiner Information

  • Name: DR Pandelis Kourtessis
    Institution: University of Hertfordshire
    Academic Role: Reader