ENG08043 2019 Digital Electronics 2

General Details

Full Title
Digital Electronics 2
Transcript Title
Digital Electronics 2
Code
ENG08043
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENG - Engineering
Department
COEL - Computing & Electronic Eng
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Eva Murphy
Programme Membership
SG_EELEC_H08 202000 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronics and Self Driving Technologies
Description

Digital Electronics 2 builds upon knowledge gained by students in the prior Digital Electronics Module. The module gives the student a strong background in the principles, practice, and applications of modern digital electronic circuits and systems. The theoretical aspects of the module will be supported by practical laboratory sessions.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Define logic diagrams, truth tables and timing diagrams for common flip-flops and use these to implement sequential logic circuits (e.g. shift registers and counters).

2.

Define the basic memory characteristics and discuss the differences between memory types. 

3.

Explain signal/data conversion techniques and describe the operation of data conversion circuits such as A/D and D/A converters.

4.

Describe the operation of common digital circuits, e.g. 7 segment displays, Optoelectronic circuits etc. 

5.

Design a digital system using a common hardware description language (e.g.Verilog or VHDL) or using a development platform that can be interfaced with programmable logic ICs (e.g. Matlab or Quartus).

6.

Write up lab reports on practical exercises completed in the lab.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

A 2-hour lecture will be provided weekly. The material for the weekly lecture will be made available beforehand, to allow students to prepare as necessary.  Where relevant, further reading will be made available post-lecture.

A 2-hour lab session will be provided weekly. The intent is for the student to put into practice the theory gained during the weekly lecture

Module Assessment Strategies

An end of semester written exam, a midterm and lab assignments will be given to assess the module.

Repeat Assessments

A repeat exam during the Autumn sitting will be made available. 

In addition, an opportunity to submit repeat assessment work will be available for the Autumn sitting. 

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
ENG06071 201900 Digital Electronics or Equivalent

Indicative Syllabus

Shift Registers

  • Data movement in shift registers
  • serial in/serial out; serial in/parallel out; parallel in/serial out; parallel in/parallel out circuits
  • Bi-directional shift registers
  • Shift Register Applications 

 

Counters

  • State Machines
  • Asynchronous Counters
  • Synchronous Counters
  • Cascaded Counters
  • Counter Applications

 

Data storage

  • Basic Memory Characteristics
  • RAM - static and dynamic
  • ROM - read-only and programmable
  • Flash Memory
  • Cloud storage

 

Signal Conversion

  • Analog-to-Digital Conversion circuits
  • Digital-to-Analog Conversion circuits

 

Digital Circuits

  • E.g. 7-segment display; comparators; position encoders etc. 

 

Optoelectronic devices

  • Physics of Light, EM Spectrum
  • Common devices: LEDs, Laser Diodes, photodiodes, phototransistors, Optocouplers etc
  • Fibre optics
  • Displays: LCDs, OLEDs etc

 

Introduction to hardware Description Language

  • Design a digital system using a common hardware description language (e.g.Verilog or VHDL) or using a development platform that can be interfaced with programmable logic ICs (e.g. Matlab or Quartus)

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Midterm Exam Continuous Assessment Assessment 20 % Week 6 1,2,3,4,5
2 Practical Work Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 20 % OnGoing 5,6
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory Practical 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Online Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory Online Practical 1 Fortnightly 0.50
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.50 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2014-12-15 Digital Fundamentals, Global Edition
ISBN 1292075988 ISBN-13 9781292075983

For courses in digital circuits, digital systems (including design and analysis), digital fundamentals, digital logic, and introduction to computers Digital Fundamentals, Eleventh Edition, continues its long and respected tradition of offering students a strong foundation in the core fundamentals of digital technology, providing basic concepts reinforced by plentiful illustrations, examples, exercises, and applications. The text's teaching and learning resources include an Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint lecture slides, and Test Bank, as well as study resources for students. Teaching and Learning Experience: * Provides a strong foundation in the core fundamentals of digital technology. * Covers basic concepts reinforced by plentiful illustrations, examples, exercises, and applications. * Offers a full-color design, effective chapter organization, and clear writing that help students grasp complex concepts.

Module Resources