Fall 2014, MWF 2PM, Broun 238

Course Syllabus, Grading Sheet (Final)

Instructor: Vishwani D. Agrawal, James J. Danaher Professor of ECE, Broun 323, Office hours: MF 3:00-4:00PM.

Teaching Assistant: George Conover, Phone 334-844-1858, Broun 357, Consultation: MW 9:00-10:30AM.

Textbook: V. P. Nelson, H. T. Nagle, B. D. Carroll and J. D. Irwin, Digital Logic Circuit Analysis and Design, Prentice-Hall, 1995.

EXAM SCHEDULE:

Test 1: Friday, 9/12/14, 2:00PM-2:50PM, Broun 238, open book (books, notes, computer, calculator allowed).

Test 2: Wednesday, 10/22/14, 2:00PM-2:50PM, Broun 238, open book (books, notes, computer, calculator allowed).

Test 3: Wednesday, 11/19/14, 2:00PM-2:50PM, Broun 238, open book (books, notes, computer, calculator allowed).

Final Exam, Wednesday, 12/10/14, 4:00-6:30PM, Broun 238, use of textbook, class lectures, notes, computer, etc., permitted.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

11/28/14 Course evaluation open through Sunday, December 7, 2014. Questions?

HOMEWORK:

Homework 1, assigned 9/3/14, due 9/10/14

Homework 2, assigned 9/22/14, due 9/29/14

Homework 3, assigned 9/29/14, due 10/6/14

Homework 4, assigned 10/8/14, due 10/15/14

Homework 5, assigned 11/3/14, due 11/10/14

Homework 6, assigned 11/10/14, due 11/17/14

Homework 7, assigned 11/21/14, due 12/1/14

Homework 8, assigned 12/1/14, due 12/5/14

LECTURES AND READING ASSIGNMENTS:

Lecture 1: Introduction (Chapter 0), powerpoint, pdf, 8/18/14

Lecture 2: Binary Arithmetic (Chapter 1), powerpoint, pdf, 8/20/14 . . .

Lecture 3: Boolean Algebra (Chapter 2), powerpoint, pdf, 9/22/14 . . .

. . . A book to examine: The Laws of Thought, by George Boole

. . . Bit of history of AND gate

Lecture 4: Switching Theory (Chapter 2), powerpoint, pdf, 9/29/14 . . .

. . . See Shannon's "The Most Beautiful Machine" in action.

. . . K.-T. Cheng and V. D. Agrawal, An Entropy Measure for the Complexity of Multi-Output Boolean Functions, Proc. 27th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference, June 1990, pp. 302-305

Lecture 5: Logic Minimization (Chapter 3), powerpoint, pdf, 10/13/14 . . .

Lecture 6: Logic Synthesis (Chapters 2-5), powerpoint, pdf, 11/3/14 . . .

Lecture 7: Sequential Circuits and Finite State Machines (Chapters 6-10), powerpoint, pdf, 11/10/14 . . .

Lecture 8: Delay and Power, powerpoint, pdf, 11/21/14 . . .

. . . How a chip is made: YouTube - From Sand to Chip

Lecture 9: Logic Testing (Chapter 12), powerpoint, pdf, 12/1/14

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