In this course we will learn how to design digital circuits, following an up to date and practical orientation. Although we will study the basic electronic devices necessary for the construction of digital systems, our interest will focus more on the system than in the Electronics. This approach will allow us to establish the fundamentals of complex digital systems design.
To follow the course it is necessary to have a basic knowledge of the base_2 arithmetics and the essential elements of Electricity/Electronics (components, currents, voltages, units, etc.). There will be a “week_0” in which students may perform some self-tests to check their level of knowledge on these subjects.
This course is especially suitable for first years ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) engineering students, and also suitable for all those who wish to be initiated in the world of digital systems. This first course in digital systems is a must for all those who wish to deepen in the computer hardware and / or in the world of application specific integrated circuits (ASICs), which constitute an important part of robotics, bionics, industrial control and other application fields.
After completing this course the student will be able to:
- Design digital systems of medium complexity.
- Describe and synthesize digital systems using high level hardware description languages.
- Understand the operation of computers at its most basic level (machine language).
Intro video: http://videosdigitals.uab.es/video/31/playVideo.html?serial=548&file=150...