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ELE 225 Fundamentals of Digital Systems
2019-2020 Fall term information

The course is open this term
Section: 21
Supervisor(s):Dr. Derya Altunay
PlaceDayHours
E7Monday13:00 - 15:45
Section: 22
Supervisor(s):Dr. Ali Ziya Alkar
PlaceDayHours
E3Friday09:00 - 11:45
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Last updated by Dr. Derya Altunay on October 18, 2019.

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ELE225 - FUNDAMENTALS of DIGITAL SYSTEMS

Course Name Code Semester Theory
(hours/week)
Application
(hours/week)
Credit ECTS
FUNDAMENTALS of DIGITAL SYSTEMS ELE225 3rd Semester 3 0 3 5
Prerequisite(s)None
Course languageEnglish
Course typeMust 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Discussion
Question and Answer
Drill and Practice
Problem Solving
Other: This course must be taken together with ELE227 FUNDAMENTALS of DIGITAL SYSTEMS LABORATORY.  
Instructor (s)Faculty members  
Course objectiveThe aim of this course is to teach the basics of digital systems to students and to equip them with the capability of analyzing and designing combinational and sequential systems. Also, to provide them with essential background for advanced computer related courses in the following semesters. The topics covered in the course are reinforced via experiments conducted in ELE 227 laboratory course. 
Learning outcomes
  1. A student who completes the course successfully will L.O.1. Analyze and design combinational logic circuits
  2. L.O.2. Analyze and design synchronous sequential logic circuits
  3. L.O.3. Analyze circuits that use flip-flops, registers and counters, describe the functions of such circuits and design circuits using these devices
  4. L.O.4. Analyze circuits that use RAM, ROM, PLA, and PAL devices, describe the functions of such circuits and design circuits using these devices
Course ContentReview of number systems and Boolean algebra
Simplification of Boolean functions
Analysis and design using logic gates
Description of basic logic building blocks, analysis and design using these blocks
Analysis and design of combinational and sequential logic circuits
Memory structures, programmable logic devices
 
ReferencesMano M.M., Ciletti M.D., Digital Design, 6/e, Pearson, 2019.
Wakerly J.F., Digital Design: Principles and Practices, 5/e, Pearson, 2018.
Ciletti M.D., Advanced Digital Design with the Verilog HDL, 2/e, Pearson, 2011.
 

Course outline weekly

WeeksTopics
Week 1Number systems, binary arithmetic, signed numbers, binary codes
Week 2Basics of Boolean algebra, algebraic simplification, canonical and standard forms
Week 3Karnaugh maps, SOP and POS simplification, two level design
Week 4NAND and NOR designs, analysis and design of multilevel circuits, EXOR gates, parity bit generation
Week 5Combinational circuit blocks: Adders, multipliers, comparators
Week 6Combinational circuit blocks: Decoders, encoders, multiplexers and combinational circuit implementation using these blocks
Week 7Latch circuits, flip-flops, triggering of flip-flops
Week 8Analysis of synchronous sequential circuits, the state table and the state diagram
Week 9MIDTERM EXAM
Week 10Design of synchronous sequential circuits, state assignment and state reduction
Week 11Registers, shift registers, synchronous and asynchronous counters
Week 12Memory structures, types of RAM , memory decoding, error correcting codes
Week 13Programmable logic arrays: ROM, PLA and PAL
Week 14Sequential programmable devices: SPLD, CPLD and FPGA
Week 15Preparation for Final exam
Week 16Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Attendance00
Laboratory00
Application00
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Assignments00
Presentation00
Project00
Seminar00
Midterms140
Final exam160
Total100
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes140
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes160
Total100

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Application000
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)14456
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Project000
Homework assignment7428
Midterms (Study duration)11010
Final Exam (Study duration) 11414
Total Workload3735150

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
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1. PO1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.     X
2. PO2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.    X
3. PO3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods. X    
4. PO4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.   X 
5. PO5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results. X   
6. PO6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member. X    
7. PO7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology.X    
8. PO8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development.X    
9. PO9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.    X
10. PO10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English.  X  
11. PO11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities.X    
12. PO12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems.X    
13. PO13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem.X    

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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