# North Seattle College – Spring 2015 Syllabus

```North Seattle College
Syllabus – Spring 2015
Course Number: EET 170
Course Title: Digital Circuits I
Credits: 5
Prerequisite: EET 161
Theory: Tu/W/Th, 3:30 – 4:20 PM, in ED1840A (Education Building)
Lab: Tu/W/Th, 4:30 – 5:45 PM, in ED1845A (Education Building)
Textbook: Floyd, Thomas L. (2015). Digital Fundamentals
(11th Ed.): Pearson Education.
Laboratory Manual: Buchla, David M. &amp; Joksch, Douglas A.
(2015). Experiments in Digital Fundamentals (11th Ed.):
Pearson Education.
Instructor: Charles J. Eckard, P.E.
Office: 2317A (BEIT Department, Instruction Building)
Office Hours: Tu/W/Th 1:30 – 3:15 (also by appointment)
Telephone: (206) 934-4588
E-mail: [email protected]
Listed on these pages is information that applies to the course as well as
policies. Please take the time to read this material; you are responsible for it.
Course Description
Fundamentals of digital electronics: Simple concepts through medium complexity interface circuits,
including number systems, logic gates, DeMorgan’s theorems, Karnaugh mapping, flip-flops, and an
introduction to counters. Computer models, as well as hands-on labs, will be used throughout.
Course Objectives
Students will complete the following, in a manner reflecting industry practices:
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Describe the difference between analog and digital signals.
Determine the weighting factor for each digit position in the decimal, binary, octal, and
Convert any number in one of the four number systems (decimal, binary, octal, and hexadecimal)
to its equivalent value in any of the other three numbering systems.
Describe the format and use of binary-coded-decimal (BCD) numbers.
Determine the ASCII code for any alphanumeric data.
Identify basic logic gates and describe their behavior.
Use Boolean algebra to describe simple logic functions.
(continued)
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Analyze and explain the operation of basic combinational logic circuits.
Analyze and explain the operation of arithmetic circuits.
Identify basic latch and flip-flop circuits and describe their behavior.
Analyze and explain the operation of basic sequential logic circuits.
Use Multisim to model and predict digital circuit performance.
Build and test basic logic circuits.
Course Content and Major Topics
Chapter 1: Introductory Concepts
Chapter 2: Number Systems, Operations, and Codes
Chapter 3: Logic Gates
Chapter 4: Boolean Algebra and Logic Simplification
Chapter 5: Combinational Logic Analysis
Chapter 6: Functions of Combinational Logic
Chapter 7 (partial coverage): Latches, Flip-Flops, and Timers
Chapter 9 (partial coverage): Counters
Chapter 15 (on publisher’s website; see text): Integrated Circuit Technologies
Homework Assignments
Homework problems are listed below. If your schedule allows, you’re encouraged to work on the problems
daily, rather than save the entire set for the night before it’s due!
Where applicable (i.e., calculation problems) you must show all work, indicating how you get each answer,
for your set to qualify for full credit. All homework submissions must be neat, with answers boxed or
otherwise highlighted, and with problems separated by a reasonable amount of white space (i.e., readable!).
Incorrect solutions that show an honest effort generally will receive half-credit. Missing or essentially
You are encouraged to work together, and to assist those who need it. What you are strongly discouraged
from doing is sharing answers with those who have not done the work. This, ultimately, hurts such
copying bad data with the brain in neutral, discuss matters first, brain fully engaged, then submit good
work!
At the top of each set, clearly indicate your name (you might be surprised how often that gets left off), the
course number, and set/week number (not the due date, the date you started or completed the material, or
the date you submitted it).
Homework sets are scored on a percentage basis and are together worth 30% of your final course grade.
Late submissions will be accepted, but with a 20% penalty (based on the original score). Of course, there
may be times when something happens and you’re unable to submit your work on time. If you know in
advance that you’ll be absent, please inform me. And if an emergency comes up, contact me as soon as you
can so we can make other arrangements.
If you need help, don’t put things off; the issue isn’t going to just disappear! See Help (when and if you
need it) on a later page.
Homework Problems
Set
Pages
Sections
Problems
1
45-48
1-1 – 1-8
2, 4, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 30, 32, 34, 40
2
103-106
2-1 – 2-9
2, 6, 10 (a/b), 12, 15, 22, 26, 28, 30, 32, 38, 41, 46
3
106-107
166-171
2-10 – 2-12
3-1 – 3-9
47, 48, 50, 52, 56, 60, 64
2, 10, 14, 16, 18, 22, 26, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42
4
237-242
4-1 – 4-9, 4-12
2, 4, 6 (a/b), 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 32, 38, 44, 62
5
287-290
5-1 – 5-2
2, 4 (a/b/f), 6 (a/b/f), 8, 10, 12, 16
6
290-295
5-3 – 5-5, 5-7
20, 22, 24 (a/b), 28, 30, 32, 46, 48, 50, 52, 58 (a)
7
359-361
6-1 – 6-4
2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 14
8
362-365
6-5 – 6-11
16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 28, 30, 32, 34
9
425-429
7-1 – 7-4
2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 22, 26
10
537-538
9-1 – 9-2
2, 4, 6
11
873-878*
15-1 – 15-6
2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 14, 16, 18, 22, 26, 30
*Find at http://www.pearsonhighered.com/careersresources/products/series.html#series,series=Electronics and Electricity Technology
Quizzes
There will be occasional quizzes throughout the term. These will be short affairs, with only a few problems
(similar to homework problems). Quizzes are open-book, open-note, but that doesn’t mean you can just
look up the answers. You still need to study! Note: If you arrive to class late, I cannot allow you to take
more time at the expense of the rest of the class. As with homework, quizzes are scored on a percentage
There is also one take-home quiz, distributed the first day of class and due the following week, that covers
the syllabus (to ensure that you read it!).
Exams
There will be three exams in this course: two during the term, together constituting 20% of your course
grade, and the cumulative Final Exam, weighted 20%. Exams are closed-book, closed-note (although there
may be minor exceptions to this policy for formulas) and are scored on a percentage basis.
Laboratory Experiments
Each week, you will perform one or two laboratory experiments related to the current topic in the lab.
Roughly half of these will be “in the flesh,” using actual components and test equipment, whereas the other
half will employ Multisim circuit simulator software.
Multisim is installed on NSC lab computers for your use. This powerful program is a wonderful tool for
learning circuit behavior, but it is not a replacement for actual, hands-on work. If you wish, you may
purchase a student copy of the program for your convenience but you are not required to do so. (The cost is
As with homework, you are encouraged to work together (teams of two work best), and to assist those who
need it. See the third paragraph under Homework Assignments (above) for more information.
Labs will be scored on a percentage basis and are together worth 20% of your final course grade. See the
Homework Assignments (11)
Quizzes
Exams (2)
Laboratory Experiments (14)
Final Exam
30%
10%
20%
20%
20%
Conversion of percentages to decimal grade equivalent:
100-96%
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4.0
3.9
3.8
3.7
3.6
3.5
3.4
3.3
3.2
3.1
3.0
85%
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75
2.9
2.8
2.7
2.6
2.5
2.4
2.3
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2.1
2.0
1.9
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B
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D
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4.0-3.9
3.8-3.5
3.4-3.2
3.1-2.9
2.8-2.5
2.4-2.2
2.1-1.9
1.8-1.5
1.4-1.2
1.1-1.0
0.0
Excellent
High
Average
Minimum
Unsatisfactory
74%
73
72
71
70
69
68
67
66
65-0
1.8
1.7
1.6
1.5
1.4
1.3
1.2
1.1
1.0
0.0
Course Schedule (subject to change)
Week
1
Dates
April 7-9
Chapters
1, 2
2
April 14-16
2, 3
3
April 21-23
4
4
April 28-30
4
5
May 5-7
5
6
May 12-14
5
7
May 19-21
6
8
May 26-28
6
9
June 2-4
7
10
June 9-11
9
11
June 16-18
15
(website)
12
June 22-24
Topics
Introductory Concepts
Number Systems, Operations, and Codes
Quiz 1 (take-home, covers syllabus)
Lab Experiments 1 &amp; 2
Number Systems, Operations, and Codes
Logic Gates
Lab Experiment 3
Boolean Algebra and Logic Simplification
Lab Experiments 4 &amp; 5
Boolean Algebra and Logic Simplification
Lab Experiment 6
Exam 1
Combinational Logic Analysis
Lab Experiment 7
Combinational Logic Analysis
Lab Experiment 8
Functions of Combinational Logic
Lab Experiment 9 (10 XC)
Functions of Combinational Logic
Lab Experiment 11
Exam 2
Latches, Flip-Flops
Lab Experiment 12 (13 XC)
Counters (introduction)
Lab Experiment 16 (14 XC)
Integrated Circuit Technologies
Lab Experiment 21
Final Exam (cumulative)
per NSC Final Exam Schedule
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