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On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Use and explain the different ways of representing unsigned and signed rational numbers e.g. decimal, binary (unsigned, sign and magnitude, one's complement and two's complement), and hexadecimal; the advantages and disadvantages of each of these number systems, and how to convert numbers between them.
- Write Boolean algebraic functions that describe a given system or circuit, and simplify this system using Truth Tables and Karnaugh maps.
- Perform binary arithmetic, and explain the digital circuits that perform these arithmetic operations.
- Analyse the operation of synchronous and asynchronous digital circuits and subsystems, using state equations, state diagrams, and transition tables.
- Design a synchronous digital circuit to meet a given specification.
- Have a basic understanding of the factors that limit the performance of digital systems e.g. timing issues, etc...
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Basic knowledge of electrical circuits will be needed, but can be acquired in parallel with this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Practical work, with online submission||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Examination: End of year Examination||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Summer||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Not yet recorded.
|Mr John O'Connor||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|