DGS355 - Digital Systems

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Subject Title
Digital Systems

Subject Description
This course is a continuation of the prerequisite course of Introductory Logic DGS 255.

While addressing a number of different areas of digital design the course predominately concentrates on the applications and programming of Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLD's). Different logic families and their interfacing will also be considered.

Approximately one-half of the course time is devoted to laboratory exercises. The laboratory exercises are used to reinforce digital design theory and verifying circuit operation by programming and testing a CPLD. An introduction to writing VHDL code that can be synthesised for implementation in a CPLD, is part of the course.

Troubleshooting programs and hardware is an integral part of the course.

Credit Status
One requied subject credit in the Electronics Engineering Technology and Computer Engineering Technology Programs

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the characteristics of digital driver output designs such as totem pole and open collector, including the features of a tristate gate and the use of pull-up resistors
  2. Differentiate between TTL and MOS based logic families on the basis of characteristics and appropriate digital design applications
  3. Apply information from TTL or MOS based electronic device data sheets in the design of practical circuits
  4. Identify key features of a variety of PAL (Programmable Array Logic) device architectures
  5. Using appropriate logic circuit, state and timing diagrams explain the operating principles of digital logic components such as flip flops, latches, counters, shift registers and state machines
  6. Select and use appropriate software tools to simulate the operation of digital logic circuits and systems such as flip flops, synchronous and asynchronous counters, shift registers and state machines
  7. Design and implement simple digital logic circuits and systems (including state machines) using appropriate software tools and PLD (programmable logic device) hardware
  8. Design and implement simple analog to digital and digital to analog (ADC and DAC) conversion applications using appropriate software and hardware tools

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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