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

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


Course Description

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

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
o 406.2 Develop (basic) testing procedures
o 406.3 Completion of work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identified OH&S policies and procedures to be followed are planned and prepared, and the work sequence in accordance with requirements
1.2 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the programs for maintenance are coordinated effectively with others involved on the work site
1.3 Programs to be developed for complex testing and evaluation are checked against job requirements
1.4 Materials necessary to complete the work are identified and detailed in accordance with established procedures and checked against job requirements
1.5 Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the work are identified and detailed in accordance with established procedures
1.6 Preparatory work is identified to ensure compliance with requirements

2.1 OH&S policies and procedures are followed are detailed
2.2 Normal function of advanced systems and associated apparatus is ascertained and detailed in accordance with requirements
2.3 Systems and associated apparatus isolation and specified testing procedures are detailed where necessary
2.4 Systems and associated apparatus complex testing is detailed in accordance with requirements
2.5 Response to unplanned events or conditions in accordance with established procedures are detailed
2.6 Approval to implement contingencies in accordance with established procedures from appropriate personnel are detailed
2.7 On-going checks of the quality of the work in accordance with established procedures are detailed
2.8 Final complex testing and evaluation procedures of systems and associated apparatus conforming to requirements are detailed
2.9 Notification of work completion in accordance with established procedures is detailed

3.1 Final testing and evaluation procedures are undertaken in accordance with established procedures
3.2 Complex testing and evaluation procedures completion is notified in accordance with established procedures

Learning Outcomes

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.

Teaching Schedule

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

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Floyd, Digital Concepts, 9th Ed., Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-197255-3


Other Resources

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

Assessment Tasks

Progressive practical/laboratory assessment 20%
Written assignments 20%
Project 10%
Final test 50%

Assessment Matrix

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