ELET1210 Course Outline
This page is provided to assist lecturers and students in the other Caribbean islands - so
that they may keep pace with us as we explore the world of Digital Electronics !
Tutorials and Answer Sheets will be available as we progress
Lecture 1 - Rules of Boolean Algebra, AND - OR - NOT gates, truth tables
Lecture 2 - Additional boolean identities, NAND - NOR - XOR - Exclusive-NOR gates
Lecture 3 - Applications and examples of digital logic systems, input and output
Consensus Theorem and examples of reduction of expressions to simplest form
Lecture 4 - Canonical and standard forms, Sum of Products (SOP) and
Product of Sums (POS), minterms and maxterms
Lecture 5 - Karnaugh mapping of 2,3,4-variable functions (with example
of minimisation using this method), conversion between SOP and POS form.
Lecture 6 - Conclusion of Karnaugh mapping,
Lecture 7 - Number systems, binary and hexadecimal conversions, binary arithmetic
half adder and full adder logic diagrams and truth tables, half subtractor
Lecture 8 - Representation of negative numbers, 1's and 2's complement, subtraction
by addition of complement, complement of functions
Lecture 9 - Representation of Real Numbers in computers (with example of
Single Precision, Floating Point scheme used in IBM PC), coding schemes for
other purposes (Gray code, Excess-3, ASCII)
Lecture 10 - Conclusion of Real Numbers (ranges, representation of zero and overflow,
NAND-NAND and NOR-NOR implementations compared and contrasted.
Lecture 11 - Encoders, Decoders, Multiplexors & Demultiplexors, Data Selectors,
Lecture 12 - Truth tables for multiplexors and demultiplexors, octal number system,
BCD arithmetic and a BCD adder circuit, Parity generator and checker.
Lecture 13 - 1's complement subtraction (by addition), using a multiplexor to implement
a logic function, combinational and sequential logic,
S-R latch using NOR gates and NAND gates
Lecture 14 - clocked S-R Latch using NAND gates, D type flip-flop, glitches,
J-K master-slave flip-flop
Lecture 15 - conclusion of flip-flop circuits
Lecture 16 - truth table for JK edge-triggered
flip-flop with preset and clear, Tri-State logic
Lecture 17 - State Diagram, State Table, State Equations and
flip-flop input functions, analysis of sequential circuits
Lecture 18 - Unused states and the state diagram applied to counters, self-correction,
design of a 3-stage synchronous binary counter using a state table
and "toggle" input functions.
Lecture 19 - 3-bit parity generator and 4-bit checker, TTL (bipolar) and CMOS (fet) logic
RTL, DTL, ECL logic families, fan out, propagation delay and
Recommended text: Digital Design by M. Morris Mano (Prentice-Hall International publication)