Time: 
Lecture: Tuesdays 6:30pm  9:30pm, Laboratory Thursday Evenings 
Place: 
Bannow Hall – TBD 
Instructor: 
Jeffrey N. Denenberg 
Phone: 
(203) 2681021 
Fax: 
(440) 8604705 
Office: 
Home 
Email: 

Home Page: 

Prerequisite: 
EE213 – Circuit Analysis 1 (or equivalent) 
Corequisite: 
EE245L – Digital Design Laboratory (Thursday Evenings) 
Office Hours: 
McAuliffe 2^{nd} 5:00 pm  6:00 pm Tuesdays 
Text: 
Mano, M. Morris and Kine Logic and Computer Digital Design Fundamentals 3^{rd} edition, PrenticeHall 2004, ISBN 0131678493 (with version 6.3 CD's) 
Software: 
LogicWorks 4, Capilano Computing Systems Ltd., Addison Wesley 1999, Xilinx or Multisym 
Mano, M. Morris Digital Design 3^{rd} edition, PrenticeHall 2002, ISBN 0130621218 Wakerly, John F. Digital Design: Principles &
Practices 3rd edition updated, Rafiquzzaman, M. Fundamentals of Digital Logic and
Microcomputer Design 3rd edition, Rafi Systems, Inc. 2000 

Course Covers: 
Topics in this foundation course include basic digital design principles: Boolean algebra, combinational logic design with gates, large scale integration, sequential logic design, registers, counters, memory, and programmable logic devices. Students learn to write, implement, and simulate elementary digital circuits. The course culminates by enabling students to design and implement finitestate machines. (3 credits) This is an inclass lecture course that is "simulcast" onto the internet using
the iLinc distance education facility at Fairfield University.
This makes it available to remote students. For further information on this
course via remote access see: EE245iLinc, email DoctorD,
or call the Fairfield University Engineering office at: 
No. 
Objective 
Outcome 
1 
To understand the concepts of number systems and codes 
Students will convert
numbers from one base to another and will learn the basis for computer codes
to designate numbers and letters. 
2 
To understand basic combinational logic circuits and how they are interconnected to perform logic functions 
Students will be able to analyze and design combinational logic circuits directly from logic functions using Boolean algebra theorems and logic mapping. 
3 
To understand basic sequential logic circuits and how they are interconnected to perform logic functions 
Students will learn Boolean algebra and will be able to analyze and design sequential logic circuits directly from logic functions using Boolean algebra theorems and logic mapping. 
4 
To understand the concepts and design of digital systems 
Students will design simple digital computers 
Schedule  Spring 2005 (Updated periodically so check regularly)
Supplementary Materials:
· Figures from Mano, "Digital Design", 3rd Ed.: (PPT & PDF) Thanks to Dr. Mano and PrenticeHall
· Digital Logic Tutorial Thanks to Ken Bigelow, the originals are at www.playhookey.com
· Boolean Algebra Postulates and Theorems
· Interactive Karnaugh Map Applet (Java) Thanks to Michael Keppler (German/English) The Original in Germany
Laboratories:
(available as scheduled)
Class Performance Summary: Spring 2005When Available
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Grading:
40% Examinations (3 exams lowest grade may be
discounted, but not ignored)
40% Final Exam
20% Homework and Class Participation
There will be no makeup examinations. If you are unable to take one of the midterm examinations on the assigned date, let me know in advance to make alternative arrangements. If you are unable to take the final examination on the assigned date, then the instructor will record a course grade of incomplete which can be redeemed by taking the final examination when the course is next offered (usually less than 1 year later).
In case of a class cancellation, use U.S. mail, email, fax, or hand delivery to send in the homework assignment by the Friday following the due date. The activity scheduled for a cancelled meeting date, whether exam or lecture, is automatically postponed to the next class meeting when it is eventually held. After a cancellation, a new tentative schedule will be issued.
Late homework will be penalized 1 point/day, up to a maximum penalty of 5 points. All assignments must be turned in before the final exam to receive credit. Each reading assignment should be completed before the weekly meeting, in preparation for a pop quiz. Homework is due at the meeting following the week when it is assigned.