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DIGITAL DESIGN

CODE 66270
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 12 cfu during the 1st year of 8719 INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA (L-8) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 8713 INGEGNERIA BIOMEDICA (L-8) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/05
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course aims at providing the basic concepts of binary logic and arithmetic for the analysis and design of digital systems.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course introduces notions and methodologies for the study and design of digital systems

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course the student will be able to understand, analyze, and design (at a functional level) simple digital systems based on Finite State Machines.

    PREREQUISITES

    None.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course alternates between lectures and lab sessions.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    1. Boolean algebra and combinational logic
    - Classic approach that does not require preliminary knowledge.
    2. Combinational Network Design
    - Synthesis and minimization with Karnaugh maps.
    - Standard combinational logic.
    - Propagation delays.
    3. Numeral Systems and Binary Arithmetic
    - Classic approach.
    - Arithmetic networks.
    4. Introduction to Sequential Networks
    - Intuitive transition from combinational to sequential logic.
    - Structure and operation of principal flip-flop types.
    - Dynamic flip-flop characteristics.
    5. Flip-flop Based Synchronous Networks
    - Introduction to synchronous flip-flop networks.
    - Sequential networks: registers and counters.
    - Techniques for timing analysis of synchronous networks.
    6. Sequential Networks as Finite State Machines
    - FSM pro ject, realized through ASM diagrams.
    - Solved exercises of ASM diagrams.
    - FSM synthesis with state tables and maps.
    7. The Finite State Machine as System Controller
    - Design of Controller-Datapath systems.
    - Solved exercises on Controller-Datapath systems.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Donzellini, G. and Oneto, L. and Ponta, D. and Anguita. D., Springer, Introduzione al Progetto di Sistemi Digitali, 2018.
    Donzellini, G. and Oneto, L. and Ponta, D. and Anguita. D., Springer, Introduction to Digital Systems Design, 2019.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Written exam plus oral discussion.

    Students with learning disorders ("disturbi specifici di apprendimento", DSA) will be allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The purpose of the written exam is to verify the ability of the student to design simple digital systems and the oral exam has the purpose to verify both the knowledge level and the ability to exploit the instruments for the design and the analysis of combinatorial and sequential networks.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes