332:233 - Digital Logic Design Laboratory

Course Catalog Description: 

14:332:233 - Digital Logic Design Laboratory (1)
Hands-on experiments with digital circuits of increasing complexity from simple gates to state machines.

Pre-Requisite Courses: 


Co-Requisite Courses: 


Pre-Requisite by Topic: 

1. Boolean algebra.
2. Electrical concepts from physics.
3. Basic skills in using multimeters, power supplies, oscilloscopes.
4. General computer skills.

Textbook & Materials: 

Laboratory manual supplied by the instructor.


The OneKey access from Prentice Hall can be helpful to prepare the laboratory.

Overall Educational Objective: 

To provide practical experience with the implementation of digital circuits. Gives a good basis for studying computer engineering.

Course Learning Outcomes: 

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
1. An ability to operate laboratory equipment.
2. An ability to construct, analyze, and troubleshoot simple combinational and sequential circuits.
3. An ability to design and troubleshoot a simple state machine.
4. An ability to measure and record the experimental data, analyze the results, and prepare a formal laboratory report.

How Course Outcomes are Assessed: 



N = none S = Supportive H = highly related

Outcome Level Proficiency assessed by
(a) an ability to apply knowledge of Mathematics, science, and engineering H Laboratory work and report
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments and interpret data H Laboratory work and report
(c) an ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability H Setting up experiments,performing experiments,and circuit simulations
(d) an ability to function as part of a multi-disciplinary team H Each experiment done by a team
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve ECE problems H Performing laboratory experiments
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility S Conducting the experiments and reporting the results
(g) an ability to communicate in written and oral form H Laboratory reports
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of electrical and computer engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal contex N  
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning S Report written at home
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues N  
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for electrical and computer engineering practice H Laboratory work and reports
Basic disciplines in Electrical Engineering S Laboratory instruction
Depth in Electrical Engineering S Laboratory instruction
Basic disciplines in Computer Engineering H Laboratory work and reports
Depth in Computer Engineering H Laboratory work and reports
Laboratory equipment and software tools H Laboratory work
Variety of instruction formats S Laboratory instruction, office hour discussions
  • Homework problems are not collected (0%)
  • Two midterm exams (30% + 30%)
  • Final exam (40%)


Topics Covered week by week: 

Week 1: General introduction to the laboratory.
Week 2 and 3: Introduction to hardware.
Week 4 and 5: Combinational SSI circuits.
Week 6 and 7: Combinational MSI circuits.
Week 8 and 9: Four bit arithmetic circuit.
Week 10 and 11: Sequential Circuits. State machine analysis.
Week 12 and 13: State machine synthesis.
Week 14: Review.

Computer Usage: 

At present time the students are not using a computer. If a simple digital logic design program will become available, the laboratory will be redesigned accordingly.

Laboratory Experiences: 

Moderate design experience in arriving at circuits on which experiments are conducted.

Design Experiences: 

Conducting the circuit simulation and writing the laboratory reports.

Contribution to the Professional Component: 

(a) College-level mathematics and basic sciences: 0.25 credit hours
(b) Engineering Topics (Science and/or Design): 0.75 credit hours
(c) General Education: 0 credit hours
Total credits: 1

Prepared by: 
 P. Meer
 April, 2011