# Course Title: Apply logic to digital electronic circuits

## Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2008

Course Code: COSC5770C

Course Title: Apply logic to digital electronic circuits

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6068 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Science

Course Contact: Dalija Beganovic

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4664

Course Contact Email: dalija.beganovic@rmit.edu.au

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Christina Norwood
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4845
Course Contact Email: christina.norwood@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 50

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

Digital electronics is the foundation of all microprocessor-based systems found in computers, robots, automobiles, and industrial control systems.

This course applies to solving vocational mathematical problems involving number systems used in digital electronics and the implementation of logic circuits with a minimum of logic gates. These are used in the assembly and analysis of simple digital electronic circuits. The design, operation, and troubleshooting of digital circuits are studied.

Laboratory experiments provide hands-on experience with the devices and circuits studied in the classroom.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

 National Element Code & Title: VBN178 Apply logic to digital electronic circuits Element: Apply the design methods on real applications in which the design of combinatorial and/or sequential circuits is required. Performance Criteria: 1. Design combinational / sequential circuit to a given specifications. 2. Correctly build a designed logic circuit using devices from a logic family. 3. Simulate circuits by means of a suitable computer-aided digital systems simulator. 4. OH&S policies and procedures are read to ensure they are understood. Element: Build and test logic circuits. Performance Criteria: 1. Test the logical operation of the combinational / sequential circuit against the designed truth table, revising the circuit until it functions correctly. 2. Instructions are followed. 3. OH&S policies and procedures are followed. Element: Understand the necessary theoretical tools for the designing combinatorial and/or sequential circuits. Performance Criteria: 1. Explain clearly the advantages and disadvantages of digital signalling when compared with analogue signalling. 2. Correctly relate logic gate truth tables to their algebraic and circuit symbols. 3. Express a given logic function in a variety of different forms and notations. 4. Correctly minimise a logic function using the rules of Boolean algebra, and Karnaugh maps

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course you should be able to:

Design, build, and test combinational / sequential circuit to a given specifications.

Details of Learning Activities

Activities

Teaching Schedule

Course Introduction • Course overview
• Introductory digital concepts
• Number systems, operations, and codes

Logic Gates • Logic gates
• Truth tables
• Waveforms

Boolean Algebra • Boolean operations and expressions
• Laws and rules of Boolean algebra

Logic Simplification • Simplification using Boolean algebra
• Standard forms of Boolean expression
• DeMorgan’s theorems
• The Karnugh maps (K-Maps)

Functions of Combinational Logic • Basic combinational logic circuits

Functions of Combinational Logic • Comparators
• Decoders
• Encoders

Functions of Combinational Logic • Multiplexers
• Demultiplexers
• Parity Checkers

Flip Flops • Introduction to sequential logic
• Latches
• Edge triggered flip-flops

Flip Flops • Flip-flop operating characteristics
• Flip-flop applications

One Shots / 555 Timer • One-shots
• 555 timer
24th – 28th September Semester break

Counters • Asynchronous binary counters

Counters • Synchronous binary counters
• Counter applications

Shift Registers • Shift register functions
• SISO, SIPO, PISO, PIPO
• Shift register applications

Memory • Memory array, Memory address and capacity
• Basic memory operations
• RAMs, ROMs, PROMs, EPROMs, flash memories

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

References

 Digital Fundamentals, Ninth edition, Thomas L. Floyd, Prentice Hall

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

A student must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent.

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including class exercises, quizzes, written tests, and practical exercises.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

The assessment tasks are shown, week by week, in the table above.
Marking scheme:
• Assignment 1 – 10%
• Assignment 2 – 10%
• 5 Quizzes – 10%
• 4 Labs – 20%
• Mid-Semester Exam – 25%
• Final Exam – 25%

Note: All parts of the assessment must be satisfactorily completed to complete the course.

All the tasks listed below are to be completed to a satisfactory level.
1. Theoretical knowledge (Final Exam, Mid-semester Exam, Assignment, and Quizzes)
You need to pass all the above assessments satisfactory (score of 50% or better).
2. Labs
There will be 4 labs throughout the course. You MUST complete all labs.

Assessment Matrix

A student must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including class exercises, quizzes, written tests, and practical exercises. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Other Information

Students are advised to access the RMIT University web at http://www.rmit.edu.au/students for a range of useful information relating to their studies at RMIT. Such information includes:
• Generic statement of student rights and responsibilities
• Links to the Learning Support Unit & other support (eg counselling, disability, etc)
• Link to the Student Union web site
• Link to the Student Policy web site

Special Consideration
Any student who, because of illness or other circumstances beyond their control, has been prevented from any form of assessment or whose performance in a test was affected, by illness or other circumstances beyond their control, may apply for special consideration. This must be done within 48 hours of the missed assessment/assignment by lodging the appropriate form with medical certificate or other supporting documentation with the School administration office.

Note: It is the policy of the School of Life and Physical Sciences NOT to AUTOMATICALLY PROVIDE EXTENSIONS for ASSESSMENT SUBMISSION or SUPPLEMENTARY OR DEFERRED EXAMS/TESTS. You will be advised on the outcome of your application for Special Consideration.

Recognition of Prior Learning/Recognition of Current Competence
If you have already gained skills and knowledge relevant to this course through previous study, work experience or general life experience you may be eligible to have your learning recognised. General information and the University’s policy on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer can be accessed at http://www.rmit.edu.au/course-admin/operating-procedures. (You will need to be logged in to view these documents).
Students should check the ‘Advanced Diploma of Computer Science’ website for details.

Presentation of Work.
Word processed presentation of written assessment tasks is required, except where specifically exempted as part of the assessment task specification. Comprehensive assessment task specifications will be issued separately on commencement of the course.

University Plagiarism Statement
Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral, written or visual presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct, which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarised by another student. Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material.

Feedback/Evaluation Forms
Course evaluation forms will provide students with the opportunity to give feedback on the learning and assessment experience.

Occupational Health and Safety.
Students are required to participate in the OH&S induction program for this course and at all times follow the occupational health and safety policies and pr

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