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CODE 115049
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/05
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • IMPERIA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

This course introduces notions and methodologies for the analysis and design of digital systems, covering the principal aspects from combinational and sequential logic to finite state machines, thus allowing for the design and simulation of simple digital systems containing standard logic and finite state machines.

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.

During the course the following skills will be developed
- personal competence
- social competence
- ability to learn to learn

TEACHING METHODS

- Frontal lesson (approx. 70% to develop ability to learn to learn)
- Laboratories in pairs (approx. 30% to develop personal competence and social competence)

For working students and students with certification of Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD), disabilities, or other special educational needs are advised to contact the instructor at the beginning of the course to arrange teaching and examination methods that, while respecting the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning styles.

 

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. Introduction to Sequential Networks
- Intuitive transition from combinational to sequential logic.
- Structure and operation of principal flip-flop types.
- Dynamic flip-flop characteristics.
4. Flip-flop Based Synchronous Networks
- Introduction to synchronous flip-flop networks.
- Sequential networks: registers and counters.
- Techniques for timing analysis of synchronous networks.
5. 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.

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

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written examination and possible oral discussion.

 

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.