CS 150. Components and Design Techniques for
Three hours of lecture, one hour of discussion, and three
laboratory per week. Prerequisites: 61C, Electrical Engineering 40 or
building blocks and design methods to contruct synchronous digital
Alternative representations for digital systems. Bipolar TTL vs. MOS
implementation technologies. Standard logic (SSI, MSI) vs. programmable
(PLD, PGA). Finite state machine design. Digital computer building
case studies. Introduction to computer-aided design software. Formal
laboratories and substantial design project. Informal software
periodically throughout semester. (F,SP) Katz, Newton, Pister.
- Understand digital
logic at the gate and switch level including both combinational and
sequential logic elements.
clocking methodologies to manage information flow and preservation of
- Appreciate digital
logic specification methods and the compilation process that transforms
these into logic networks.
- Gain experience
with computer-aided design tools for implementation with programmable
- Appreciate the
advantages/disadvantages between hardware and software implementations
of a function.
R. H. Katz, G.
Borriello, Contemporary Logic Design, 2nd Ed., Pearson Prentice-Hall, Upper
River, NJ, 2005.
Logic Design, Second Edition
- Homeworks: 10%
- In-class Quizzes:
- Laboratories (Labs
- Midterms (2): 20%
- Final Project
(including project Checkpoints 1, 2, 3): 30%
- Final Exam: 20%
- Checkpoint 1: 10%
- Checkpoint 2: 10%
- Checkpoint 3: 30%
- Checkpoint 4 / Final Checkoff: 30%
- Report: 20%
Homework and Examination Regrade Policies
- Assignments are
distributed on Wednesday, collected the Friday of the following week at
2:10 pm (before Lab Lecture).
- Expect a short
quiz on the week’s homework at the start of the Wednesday’s lecture for
the week that the homework is due. This is to motivate you to start on
it early and to come to lecture on a regular basis! It is worth 5% of
your final grade.
- Submit assignments
to CS150 homework box next to 125 Cory.
- Homework is graded
on effort, not correctness. Homeworks are worth 10% of your final grade.
- See calendar on
this web page for homework handouts.
- Please attend a
discussion section to hear about the solutions to the exams. This will
usually take place during the week following the return of the exam.
- Regrades are by
written petition only, and in general, we are very stingy with
regrades. The petition should succinctly state why you believe that
your solution is correct when we believed it to be wrong. These should
be dropped in the homework box within one week of the return of the exam
and following the discussion section in which the solutions are
presented. Regrades are considered in batch, to insure consistency.
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