Last Updates:

  • 14-07-2017: You can find attached the results of written test held in 05-07-2017. The oral exam will be held wednesday 19-07-2017 at 9.30 in the office of prof. Re (room B2-05). 
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  • 06-03-2017: You can find attached the results of written test held in 27-02-2017. The oral exam will be held tuesday 07-03-2017 at 10 in the office of prof. Re (room B2-05).
  • 28-02-2017: The oral exam will be held tuesday 07-03-2017 at 10 in the office of prof. Re (room B2-05).
  • 13-02-2017: You can find attached the results of written test held in 10-02-2017.
  • 01-02-2017: The winter exam session will be held as following:
    1st written test Friday 10/02; classroom 10 h 10:00
    1st oral test Wednesday 15/02; classroom 10 h 10:00
    2nd written test Monday 27/02; classroom 10 h 10:00
    2nd oral test Wednesday 01/03; classroom 10 h 10:00
  • 23-01-2017: You can find attached the results of written test held in 19-12-2016.
  • 29-11-2016: Added some exercises from past exams. You can download the file after registration.

Professor: Marco Re

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Tel.: +39 0672597370

Tutor: Rocco Fazzolari

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Tel.: +39 0672597810

Reception Hours: Tuesday 15:00 


Course Description

The course...


Book: Introduction to Digital Systems

Authors: Milos Ercegovac, Tomas Lang, Jaime H. Moreno

Course Program first part:

  • Specification of Combinational Systems: definitions and specification level, data representation and coding, binary specification of combinational systems.
  • Combinational Integrated Circuits - Characteristics and Capabilities: representation of binary variables, structure and operation of CMOS gates, propagation delays, voltage variations and noise margins, power dissipation and delay-power product, Buses and three-state drivers, circuit characterization of a CMOS-family.
  • Description and Analysis of Gate Networks: definition, description and characteristics, sets of gates.
  • Design of Combinational Systems - two-level gate networks: minimal two-level networks, Karnaugh maps, minimization of sum of products and product of sums, design of multiple-output two-level gate networks, two-level NAND-NAND and NOR-NOR networks, limitations of two-level networks, programmable modules: PLA and PLA.
  • Design of Combinational Systems - Multilevel Gates Networks: transformations, alternative implementations, networks with XOR and XNOR gates, networks with two-input multiplexers.
  • Specification of Sequential Systems: synchronous sequential systems, representation of the state transition and output functions, time behavior and finite state machines, finite memory sequential systems, controllers, equivalent sequential systems and minimization of the number of states, binary specification of sequential systems, specification of different types of sequential systems.
  • Sequential Networks: canonical form, high-level and binary implementations, gated latch and D flip-flop, timing characteristics, analysis of canonical sequential networks, design of canonical sequential networks, other flip-flop modules: SR, JK, T, analysis of networks with flip-flops, design using special state assignments.

Course Program second part:

  • Standard Combinational Modules: Encoders/Decoders, Multiplexers/Demultiplexers, Shifters.
  • Arithmetic Combinational Modules and Networks: Adders, Comparators, Multipliers.
  • Standard Sequential Modules: Registers, Shift Registers, Counters, Multimodule Systems.
  • Data and Control Subsystems: Data Subsystem, Control Subsystem, Microprogrammed Controller.

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