Study Programmes 2017-2018
WARNING : 2016-2017 version of the course specifications
Digital electronics
Duration :
30h Th, 30h Pr
Number of credits :
Bachelor in engineering5
Bachelor in computer science5
Master in electrical engineering (120 ECTS)5
Master of science in computer science and engineering (120 ECTS)5
Master in mathematics (120 ECTS)6
Lecturer :
Language(s) of instruction :
English language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the second semester
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents :
Numbers and binary codes, boolean algebra, combinational circuits (simplification, implementation with programmable circuits), synchronous sequential circuits (registers, counters, implementation with programmable circuits), bus, memories, processing units and controllers. VHDL langage is used throughout the course.
Learning outcomes of the learning unit :
At the end of the course, the student will master the fundamentals of the design of digital circuits leading to the understanding of the core of an elementary computer.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Application problems, laboratory practical work (implementation of simple systems on PAL or CPLD from their VHDL description and on PIC microcontrollers with assembly langage programming)
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
face-to-face theory course and problems sessions on Thursday PM of the spring quarter.
Recommended or required readings :
slides; textbook "Logic and Computer Design Fundamentals" ; 4rd ed., M. Morris Mano and Charles R. Kime, Prentice Hall 2008 (Ch 1 to 10).
Assessment methods and criteria :
2 interrogations and one written exam (closed book)
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
Contacts :
Michael Kraft,
+32 (0) 43662616