UPC EETAC Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications Systems and in Network Engineering EEL

 

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Chapter 1: Combinational circuits
W1 L1.1 L1.2 L1.3 L1.4 L1.5                  
W2 L1.6 L2.1 L2.2   LAB1_1   PLA1_1            
W3     L2.3 L2.4 L2.5   LAB1_2 PLA1_1 PLA1_2          
W4 L3.1 L3.2 L3.3 LAB2 PLA1_2 PLA2
W5 L4.1 L4.2 L4.3 LAB3 PLA2 PLA3
W6 LAB4 PLA3 PLA4 Q1-4
                             

cc

 

Fig. 1. Symbol of a generalised  combinational circuit. This block is described by its truth table or the equivalent canonical equations product of maxterms or sum of minterms.

 


P_Ch1 post lab assigments after having practised in lectures and lab sessions: 

PLA1_1

Due date March 9

Circuit analysis using Proteus and Wolfram Alpha

 

PLA1_2

March 16

Circuit analysis using VHDL tools

 

 

PLA2

March 23

Circuit design using single-VHDL file plans A and B

 

   

PLA3

 Abril 2 Circuit design using hierarchical plan C2

Q & A

 


Chapter 2: Sequential systems
W6 L5.1 L5.2 AR1                       
   
  Midterm exam
W7 L5.3   LAB5   PLA4 PLA5
W8   L5.4 L6.1 L6.2     LAB6   PLA5 PLA6        
W9     L7.1 L7.2   LAB7   PLA6 PLA7
W10 L7.3 L8.1 L8.2   PLA7
                             

FSM 

Fig. 2. Internal architecture of a synchronous canonical finite state machine as studied in CSD.

The state register contains a bank of r D_FF memory cells. r depends on state coding style.

The FSM, even if structured in three blocks,  is implemented in a single VHDL file (the only time where plan C1 is used in CSD).


P_Ch2 post lab assigments after having practised in lectures and lab sessions: 

PLA4

Due date April 20

Gate-level measurements (how fast is a circuit calculating?)

 

PLA5

April 27

Analysing circuits based on 1-bit memory cells (FF)

 

 

PLA6

May 4

Implementing finite state machines (FSM)

 

   

PLA7

  May 14

Counters and dedicated processors

Q & A

 


Chapter 3: Microcontrollers
W10           LAB9     PLA9          
W11 L9.1 L9.2 L9.3      
W12 L9.4 L10.1 L10.2   LAB10 PLA9 PLA10 Q5-8
W13 L11 L12.1 L12.2      LAB11   PLA10 PLA11
W14                      
W15 L12.3 AR2 AR3 LAB_AR PLA11 Q9-12
                             
                             

Software structure

Fig. 3. The key concept in Chapter 3 is adapting the FSM structure to software environment in C language. Our programming style and code organisation will mimic concepts studied in previous chapters.


P_Ch3 post lab assigments after having practised in lectures and lab sessions: 

PLA9

Due date May 25

Basic digital I/O pins

PLA10

June 1

Phase #1: Adapting FSM to μC

 

PLA11

Jun. 18

Phase #2: peripheral LCD. Phase #3: TMR0 time-base

Q&A

 

Key note: PLA3, PLA7 and PLA11 are group online submissions at the Atenea platform. Only materials submitted before due dates are considered for grading. To avoid any problems with file types or sizes, please, do not wait until the last minute. And be sure that your files can be downloaded and unzipped correctly and also that there is a clear link to your video presentation. Add as well your own self-assessment indicating what grade you might get with respect to the marking grid.