ECE
171: Introduction to Digital Circuits |
Fall 1999 |
Rev: 11.16.99 |

**9/27 Lecture 1**

Course overview and introduction to simple resistor circuits.**9/29 Lecture 2**

Number conversions and introduction to logic gates.**10/4 Lecture 3**

Remaining logic gates, examples, diodes & transistors.**10/6 Lecture 4**Introduction to UNIX, begin interpretation of data sheets, noise margins, fanout, power consumption.

**10/11 Lecture 5**

More on device labels, data sheets, noise margins, and fanout. Also discuss propagation delays, tristate devices, buffers, and open collector/drain devices.**10/13 Lecture 6**

Review of data sheets used for the homework, more on tristate outputs, wired logic, capacitors and timing diagrams.**10/18 Lecture 7**Review of capacitors. Discuss how to translate between logic diagrams, truth tables, and boolean expressions. Review of material for Exam 1.

**10/20 Exam 1**(No lecture)**10/25 Lecture 8**

Sum of products expressions, NAND logic diagrams, Product of sums expressions, NOR logic diagrams, 23 rules of boolean algebra, examples of simplification with Boolean algebra, simplification of SOP expressions.**10/27 Lecture 9**

Project 1 assigned, 5 more Boolean algebra rules, TT POS Simplify w/BA NOR LD, Karnaugh Maps (2, 3, & 4 variables), review of Exam 1.**11/1 Lecture 10**

4 more Boolean algebra rules, factoring, and Karnaugh maps in much greater detail with many examples, Karnaugh maps with 5 & 6 variables.**11/3 Lecture 11**

Project tips and more about Karnaugh maps including more 5 & 6 variable examples, how to use don't cares, and how to find minimal products.**11/8 Lecture 12**

Decoders, encoders, multiplexers, demultiplexers and applications that use them. Seven segment displays and parity error detection.**11/10 Lecture 13**

Devices to convert BCD to drive 7-segment displays, PLD overview, PROMs and PALs in detail, static-1 hazards and Gray code.**11/15 Lecture 14**

Latches, flip flops, SR Latch, S'R' Latch, SR Latch w/Enable, D Latch. Review of material for Exam 2.**11/22 Lecture 15**

Flip flops, Ripple Counters/Frequency Dividers, Example application, Glitches & Delays, Synchronous Counters.**11/29 Lecture 16**MSI Devices, Counters, Registers, Vending Machine Design Example, Exam 2 Returned.

**12/1 Lecture 17**

More synthesis by example, Overview of ECE 271, Final Exam Topics, Course Evalutations.