Course Title: Digital Concepts
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2009
Course Code: EEET6212L
Course Title: Digital Concepts
School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6050 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical Engineering
Course Contact : William Lau
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4703
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Luigi La Forgia
+61 3 9925 4468
Nominal Hours: 60
Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
Students will develop a well balanced coverage of basic digital concepts, it provide the learner with the underpinning skills and knowledge required for an employee working within Electronic Industry. This learning unit establishes a foundation on which later study will build.
This learning unit is one of a group of units designed to collectively meet underpinning skill & applied knowledge essential for developing the following Core Competency –
UTE NES 406bA – Develop complex testing and evaluation procedures- Electrical
which is contained in the National Electrotechnology Training Package UTE99 http://www.anta.gov.au/tp
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
UTENES406BA Develop complex testing & evaluation procedures
o 406.1 Plan & prepare for the development of (basic) testing and evaluation procedures
1.1 Identified OH&S policies and procedures to be followed are planned and prepared, and the work sequence in accordance with requirements
Details of Learning Activities
Students will participate face to face in
* classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory of Digital concepts, which may include group work involving problem solving exercise, research into the latest trends of computer memory systems and produce a written report or class room presentation.
* practical activities to develop skill in circuit simulation and testing, construction, testing and fault diagnosis of simple digital circuits.
* Work simulation projects involving circuit construction and testing of a simple Digital Electronics project, establish testing procedure to verify the specification, diagnosis of faults in the systems and repair fault. Specifications will be provided with work simulation (team or individual basis) or may be negotiated to suit a workplace based application
Projects may be undertaken as part of a team or individual basis.
It is expected that students would require approximately 20% of course hours to be allocated for independent study to do project research, design, construction, testing and problem solving activities.
Access to computer / Internet resources are essential.
Week 1. Analog and digital quantities, Definitions, Advantages of digital systems, Digital waveforms, Rise time, Fall time, Pulse duration (width), Pulse duty factor, Pulse repetition frequency
Week 2. Number Systems and Codes, Binary, Hexadecimal, Conversions between bases
Week 3. Number Systems and Codes (cont)., 1’s and 2’s Complement, Signed numbers, BCD, Applications
Week 4. Number Systems and Codes (cont)., Gray Code, ASCII, Parity, Applications
Week 5. Logic Gates, Symbols, Truth tables, Boolean Expressions, De Morgan’s Theorem
Week 6. Boolean Algebra, Identities, Simplification
Week 7. Combinational Logic, Boolean Expressions, Truth Tables
Week 8. Simplification using Karnaugh Maps, Sum of Products (SOP), Product of Sums (POS)
Week 9. Combinational Logic Functions, Adders
Week 10. Combinational Logic Functions (cont)., Decoders, Encoders
Week 11. Combinational Logic Functions (cont)., Code Converters, Parity Generation and Checking, Multiplexers, Demultiplexers
Week 12. Flip Flops, Types, Symbols, Truth Tables, Synchronous and Asynchronous Devices, Level Triggered, Edge Triggered, Synchronous and Asynchronous Inputs, Specifications
Week 13. Digital Counters, Asynchronous Counters, Binary counters, BCD Counters, Specifications
Week 14. Logic device terminal characteristics, Logic Levels, Loading, Propagation delays, Noise Margins, Tristate logic, Interfacing
Week 15. Digital Counters (cont)., Synchronous Counters, Shift Registers
Week 16. Digital Counters (cont)., Ring Counters, Johnson Counters, Specifications
Week 17. Assessment
Week 18. Assessment
Floyd, Digital Concepts, 9th Ed., Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-197255-3
Overview of Assessment
Assessment requirements include
• attendance and satisfactory completion of prescribed practical exercises , which may be scheduled during the day or evening depending on the demand.
• evidence of participation in and satisfactory completion of work simulation projects.
• satisfactory completion of class assignment work
• progressive tests
• timely submission and standard presentation for all assessment material / documentation
Progressive practical/laboratory assessment 20%
Written assignments 20%
Final test 50%
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