This course introduces combinational logic analysis and design. The topics include digital signals, binary numbers, logic gates, logic families, combinational building blocks, Boolean algebra, combinational circuit analysis, and combinational circuit design techniques. Emphasis is placed on the VHDL hardware description language as a vehicle for circuit description and simulation. Laboratory exercises allow the student to design, implement, and test a wide range of digital circuits using standard logic families and programmable logic devices.
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Digital logic circuits are the fundamental building blocks of computer systems. The microprocessors, memories, peripheral controllers, and glue logic that make up every computer are designed as digital logic circuits, simulated extensively before fabrication, fabricated on a silicon wafer using photolithographic techniques, and packaged into an integrated circuit chip (IC) package. This process of design and simulation of logic circuits is thus at the core of electrical and computer engineering.