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ELT 325 - Digital Electronics

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
An analysis of those circuits that form basic building blocks for a digital system, including logical gates, such as OR, NOR, AND and NAND, storage registers, counters and microprocessors.
Corequisite: ELT 324   
Competencies
  1. Distinguish BCD and ASCII codes
  2. Evaluate timing diagrams
    1. Draw timing diagrams
    2. Read timing diagrams
  3. Evaluate the operation of basic logic gates
    1. Describe logic circuits algebraically
    2. Identify gates by their symbols
    3. Calculate logic circuit outputs
  4. Analyze Truth Tables
    1. Draw truth tables
    2. Read truth tables
  5. Simplify logic circuits using Boolean algebra and Demorgan’s Theorem
    1. Describe combinations of gates with Boolean algebra
    2. Apply Boolean Theorems
    3. Apply DeMorgan’s Theorems
  6. Perform arithmetic operations with digital IC?s
    1. Perform binary arithmetic
  7. Evaluate counter and register theory
    1. Explain asynchronous counters
    2. Explain synchronous counters
    3. Describe shift registers
    4. Design circuits with counters and registers
  8. Compare the characteristics of various digital circuit families
    1. Investigate TTL series characteristics
    2. Investigate MOS series characteristics
  9. Assess MSI logic circuit theory
    1. Evaluate decoders, encoders, and display drivers
    2. Design with encoders, decoders, and display drivers
  10. Evaluate interfacing concepts
    1. Describe the operation and limitations of several types of digital to analog converters
    2. Read DAC manufacturer’s spec sheet
    3. Describe how a computer utilizes the ADC
  11. Evaluate memory devices
    1. Use the terminology associated with memory systems
    2. Describe the difference between read/write and read-only memory
    3. Discuss the difference between volatile and non-volatile memory
    4. Outline the steps that occur when the CPU reads from or writes to memory
    5. Distinguish among the various types of ROMS
  12. Evaluate basic microprocessor operations
    1. Describe the function and operation of each of the basic elements of any computer
    2. Explain the Fetch and execute operations
    3. Explain busses and their signals
    4. Cite the major functions performed by the microcomputer



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