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Digital Circuits and Systems (CSD) 

19-20 Q2

Content and skills

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3
Combinational Circuits Sequential Systems Microcontrollers
VHDL C language
EDA tools for sPLD/CPLD/FPGA. Synthesis and simulation: Lattice Semiconductor ispLEVER Classic/Diamond/Active-HDL,  Intel Quartus II/ModelSim Starter  or Xilinx ISE/ISim EDA tools for microcontrollers: Microchip (PIC18F/16F/Atmega) MPLABX/XC8
P12 - P_Ch3: Timers, A/D, I2C, USART, etc.
P11: Peripherals: LCD display
P10: FSM style of programming. External Interrupts
P9: Microcontroller architecture. Digital I/O
P8 - P_Ch2: CLK generators and dedicated processors
P7: Counters, data and shift registers
P6: Finite State machines (FSM)
P5: 1-bit memory cells: latches and flip flops
P4 - P_Ch1: Arithmetic circuits and ALU : two's complement (2C) operations
P3: Arithmetic circuits (radix-2): adders, comparators, etc. Multiple-file structural VHDL design
P2: Standard logic circuits: Multiplexers, demultiplexers, decoders, encoders. Single-file VHDL design
P1: Logic gates and Boolean Algebra (SoP, PoS, maxterms, minterms, schematics, truth tables, etc.)
Cross-curricular competences (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

General information

Our main learning goal is that upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

Systematically specify, plan, develop, simulate, report, prototype and verify -simple- digital circuits and systems, using state-of-the-art digital programmable devices and microcontrollers, CAD/EDA software tools and laboratory equipment.

- The way to attend CSD is simple: let's study and design a project every week by means of this planning. The course work load is 150 hours or 6 ECTS. This is a short presentation of the course organisation and syllabus.

- These are some ideas on what we expect from you and what you should expect from us. Another useful refernce: Chickering and Gamson 7 Rules for Undergraduate Education. You can also watch the videos in this former unit.

-  This is an archive of CSD exams with solutions, problems and questions. The collection is based on the idea of reviewing and rewriting exam assignments and tutorials. We also aim to build a glossary of terms and topics mainly extracted from wikipedia to facilitate reading books on the subject.

- You are encouraged to participate actively in class or by email,  post questions and answers in our Atenea blog and help as much as possible your mates working in cooperative groups.

- Most of the course class discussion and assessment will be based on your handwritten projects, sketches and solutions. However, in the final project P_Ch3 you will be required to organise a written report and an oral presentation with your cooperative group, documenting your project using a word processor.

- CSD uses virtual desktop technology and the application virt-viewer which is installed in our classrooms, laboratory C4-129B  and the CBL library. This is the web address where to get a connection. This is the manual.


Fig. 1. The concept and technology behind the virtual PC.

- This is the web page from where you can print documents using the EETAC printers/scanners.

Optionally you can show and archive your projects and reflections by means of constructing your ePortfolio. This device allows discussion on what you have learnt in this 6 ECTS university course. These materials will be useful for you in other subjects in electronics or even in your final bachelor thesis.

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