Fall 2015, MWF 2PM, Broun 238

Course Syllabus, Grading Sheet

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

Teaching Assistant: Yun Wang, Phone 219-484-9247, Broun 357, Consultation time: Fridays 3-5PM.

Questions about Test 2: Monday, Oct 19, 2015, 3-5PM.

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, 9/18/15, 2:00PM-2:50PM, Broun 238, open book (books, notes, computer, calculator allowed).

Test 2: Friday, 10/9/15, 2:00PM-2:50PM, Broun 238, open book (books, notes, computer, calculator allowed).

Test 3: Wednesday, 11/18/15, 2:00PM-2:50PM, Broun 238, open book (books, notes, computer, calculator allowed).

Final Exam, Monday, 12/7/15, 4:00-6:30PM, Broun 238, use of textbook, class lectures, notes, computer, etc., permitted.

HOMEWORK:

Homework 1, assigned 9/8/15, due 9/16/15, solution

Homework 2, assigned 9/28/15, due 10/5/15, solution

Homework 3, assigned 10/14/15, due 10/23/15, solution

Homework 4, assigned 10/29/15, due 11/6/15, solution

Homework 5, assigned 11/6/15, due 11/16/15, solution

Homework 6, assigned 11/21/15, due 12/2/15, solution

Homework 7 (Self study), assigned 11/30/15

LECTURES AND READING ASSIGNMENTS:

Lecture 1: Introduction (Chapter 0), powerpoint, pdf, 8/17/15

Lecture 2: Binary Arithmetic (Chapter 1), powerpoint, pdf, 8/19/15 . . .

Lecture 3: Boolean Algebra (Chapter 2), powerpoint, pdf, 9/14/15 . . .

. . . A book to examine: The Laws of Thought, by George Boole, 1853

. . . Bit of history of AND gate

Lecture 4: Switching Theory (Chapter 2), powerpoint, pdf, 9/30/15 . . .

. . . 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

. . . What did 2010 Physics Nobel Prize have to do with transistor?

. . . Also read about this new type of transistor in the article "Graphine Unzipped".

Lecture 5: Logic Minimization (Chapter 3), powerpoint, pdf, 10/23/15 . . .

Lecture 6: Logic Synthesis (Chapters 2-5), powerpoint, pdf, 11/6/15 . . .

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

Lecture 7: Sequential Circuits and Finite State Machines (Chapters 6-10), powerpoint, pdf, 11/13/15 . . .

Lecture 8: Delay and Power, powerpoint, pdf, 11/29/15 . . .

Lecture 9: Logic Testing (Chapter 12), powerpoint, pdf, 12/2/15

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