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ELEC2602: Digital Logic (2016 - Semester 1)

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Unit: ELEC2602: Digital Logic (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Intermediate
Faculty/School: School of Electrical & Information Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Sathiakumar, Swamidoss
Session options: Semester 1
Versions for this Unit:
Site(s) for this Unit: https://elearning.sydney.edu.au/
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Brief Handbook Description: The purpose of this unit is to equip students with the skills to design simple digital logic circuits which comprise modules of larger digital systems.

The following topics are covered: logic operations, theorems and Boolean algebra, number operations (binary, hex, integer and floating point), combinational logic analysis and synthesis, sequential logic, registers, counters, bus systems, state machines, simple CAD tools for logic design, and the design of a simple computer.
Assumed Knowledge: ELEC1601. This unit of study assumes some knowledge of digital data representation and basic computer organisation.
Lecturer/s: Dr Stepien, Peter
Tutor/s: To be advised.
Timetable: ELEC2602 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 2.00 1 13
2 Laboratory 3.00 1 10
3 Independent Study 2.00 1 13
4 Tutorial 2.00 1 13
5 Laboratory Preparation 2.00 1 10
T&L Activities: Laboratory: Laboratory experiments.

Independent Study: Self study.

Tutorial: Home work.

Laboratory: Preparation for laboratory experiments.

Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.

Attribute Development Method Attribute Developed
The design problems are discussed during lectures Design (Level 3)
Apply basic design techniques grounded in digital electronics Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)
Ability to apply the basic principles of digital electronics in analysing and designing digital circuits and systems Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)
Extensive use of Information Literacy Tools and Techniques during Laboratory. Information Seeking (Level 2)
Group work in Laboratory and also interaction during lectures. Communication (Level 2)
Group work in Laboratory and well as interaction during lectures. Project and Team Skills (Level 1)

For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

Design (Level 3)
1. Ability to undertake design of combinational logic circuits.
2. Ability to undertake design with multiplexers, decoders, and PLAs.
3. Ability to design sequential circuits using state graphs and state tables.
4. Ability to design combinational and sequential circuits and systems, using a clearly defined system based approach.
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)
5. Ability to demonstrate understanding of latches, flip-flops, registers and counters to the extent of the course material.
6. Ability to perform analysis of clocked sequential circuits.
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)
7. Ability to demonstrate understanding of Boolean algebra for the purpose of logic circuits analysis.
Information Seeking (Level 2)
8. Able to use Information Literacy Tools and Techniques extensively during Laboratory.
Communication (Level 2)
9. Ability to communicate effectively among the team members of the group to design, fabricate and test the digital circuits and system in the laboratory
Project and Team Skills (Level 1)
10. Ability to work in groups by assuming diverse team roles, taking on shared responsibilities and demonstrating an openness to different perspectives and an ability to reach consensus on specific engineering projects/tasks.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Short Quizzes No 10.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
2 Lab Exercises Yes 20.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10,
3 Lab Project No 10.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
4 Final Exam No 60.00 Exam Period 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
Assessment Description: Short Quizzes: Total of 5 quizzes spread out over the semester. To be completed using Blackboard.

Lab Exercises: Total of 6 lab exercises, with 5 lab exercises assessed during lab sessions based on demonstrated work and written journal. Completed in groups and assessed individually.

Lab Project: Major project running over 3 weeks, assessed during lab sessions based on demonstrated work and written journal. A lab report will also be assessed. Completed in groups and assessed individually.

Final Exam: Two Hours during formal exam period.
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Policies & Procedures: See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Prescribed Text/s: Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
Online Course Content: https://elearning.sydney.edu.au/

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp

Week Description
Week 1 Lecture: Introduction to Digital Logic
Reading: Chapter 2
Week 2 Lecture: VHDL and Implementing Logic Functions
Reading: Chapter 2, 4 and Appendix A
Week 3 Lecture: Combinational Building Blocks and VHDL
Reading: Chapter 6 Section 1 to 3
Week 4 Lecture: VHDL Building Blocks, Numbers and Adders
Reading: Chapter 5 Section 1, 2, 5, Chapter 6 Section 5
Week 5 Lecture: Comparators, Adders and Subtractors
Reading: Chapter 5 Section 1 to 3 and 5, Chapter 6 Section 5 and 6
Week 6 Lecture: Flip-Flops, Latches and Clocks
Reading: Chapter 7 Section 1 to 5, 10, 12
Week 7 Lecture: Registers and Counters
Reading: Chapter 7 Section 8 to 13
Week 8 Lecture: Finite State Machines
Reading: Chapter 8 Section 1 to 7
Week 9 Lecture: Datapaths and Control
Reading: Chapter 7 Section 14
Week 10 Lecture: Processors, Memory and Branching
Reading: Chapter 10 Section 2
Week 11 Lecture: Multipliers, Dividers and Timing
Reading: Chapter 10 Section 2 and 3, Chapter 10 Section 3 to 11
Week 12 Lecture: Metastability and Reconfigurable Logic
Reading: Chapter 3 Section 1 to 3, Chapter 10 Section 3
Week 13 Lecture: Synthesis, Testing and Exam Review
Reading: Chapter 11 and 12
Exam Period Assessment Due: Final Exam

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Biomedical - Electrical Major 2013, 2014
Computer Engineering (till 2010) 2010
Computer Engineering / Commerce 2010
Electrical (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Bioelectronics) (till 2012) 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Arts 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Commerce 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Medical Science 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Science 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Law 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Computer) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Commerce 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Medical Science 2011, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Law 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Power) (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Law 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Telecommunications) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Commerce 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Law 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Biomedical - Electrical Major 2015
Electrical 2015, 2016
Electrical / Arts 2015, 2016
Electrical / Commerce 2015, 2016
Electrical / Medical Science 2015, 2016
Electrical / Music Studies 2016
Electrical / Project Management 2015, 2016
Electrical / Science 2015, 2016
Electrical (Computer) 2015
Electrical (Computer) / Arts 2015
Electrical (Computer) / Commerce 2015
Electrical (Computer) / Medical Science 2015
Electrical (Computer) / Project Management 2015
Electrical (Computer) / Science 2015
Electrical (Computer) / Law 2015
Electrical / Law 2015, 2016
Electrical (Power) 2015
Electrical (Power) / Arts 2015
Electrical (Power) / Commerce 2015
Electrical (Power) / Medical Science 2015
Electrical (Power) / Project Management 2015
Electrical (Power) / Science 2015
Electrical (Power) / Law 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Arts 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Commerce 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Medical Science 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Project Management 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Science 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Law 2015
Software Engineering (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Telecommunications (till 2010) 2010
Biomedical 2016
Software 2015, 2016
Software Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Law 2014
Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Science) 2014 and earlier 2010, 2011, 2012
Information Technology (Computer Science)/Arts 2012
Information Technology (Computer Science) / Science 2012
Information Technology (Information Systems)/Arts 2012
Information Technology (Information Systems) / Science 2012, 2013, 2014

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Design (Level 3) Yes 54.62%
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3) Yes 27.31%
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3) Yes 11.43%
Information Seeking (Level 2) Yes 2.22%
Communication (Level 2) Yes 2.22%
Professional Conduct (Level 1) No 0%
Project and Team Skills (Level 1) Yes 2.22%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.