To understand modern electrical circuits a thorough understanding of digital circuits
is necessary. This course works towards that goal by introducing the student to the
theory and practice of logic (digital) circuits.
Material that is covered includes but is not limited to the following subjects: Number systems and base conversions, Boolean algebra, truth tables,logic circuits, logic circuits synthesis and implementation, Karnaugh maps (and other strategies of minimization), sequential logic, flip-flops, registers, counters, processors (simple), programmable logic devices, and characteristics of logic families. Some physical hardware is discussed including limitations.
This course emphasizes the elements used to create logic circuits and the software (CAD/EDA) used to design and simulate logic circuits.
Team work along with communication skills (oral, written, and graphical) are exercised throughout the course.
Prerequisite: PHY 1030, MAT 2420, and EGR 1010
Credits: 3 credits (lecture/lab/design)