RYERSON UNIVERSITY

Course Outline (F2019)

BME328: Digital Systems

Instructor(s)Nagi Mekhiel [Coordinator]
Office: ENG446
Phone: (416) 979-5000 x 7251
Email: nmekhiel@ryerson.ca
Office Hours: Th 12-2
Calendar Description This course covers the basics digital logic circuits and emphasizes on good understanding of basic concepts in modern digital system design. The course introduces computer aided design (CAD) tools including the use of hardware description language (HDL) for design entry. It also discusses the use of the latest available implementation technologies including CPLDs and FPGAs for mapping the design to modern technology. This course covers basic logic circuits, Boolean algebra, and implementation technology (from transistor to CPLDs and FPGAs). It also introduces logic functions optimization and implementation, number representation and arithmetic circuits, combinational circuits, synchronous and asynchronous sequential circuits as well as introduction to control unit data path and CPU operations. The Laboratory work requires the uses of CAD tools to design and simulate basic digital circuits. Implementation and testing of simple digital systems in LSI and CPLD will also be considered.
PrerequisitesCPS 125 and ELE 202 and MTH 240
AntirequisitesCOE 328
Corerequisites

None

Compulsory Text(s):
  1. Brown, S. and Vranesic, Z. Fundamentals of Digital Logic with VHDL Design, Third Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2009.
  2. Hayes, J. Introduction to Digital Logic Design, Addison Wesley, 1993. (Library call number TK7868.L6H29 1993).
  3. Laboratory Manual: Available through the course web page: http://www.ee.ryerson.ca/~courses/coe328
Reference Text(s):
  1. Wakerly, J. Digital Design: Principles and Practices, Prentice Hall, 2003. (Library call number TK7874.65.W34 2000).
  2. Dewey, A. Analysis and Design of Digital Systems with VHDL, PWS Publishing Company, 1997. (Library call number TK7868D5D47 1997).
Learning Objectives (Indicators)  

At the end of this course, the successful student will be able to:

  1. Uses technical knowledge, design methodology, and appropriate design tools and related resources. Selects and uses an appropriate method for problem definition. (4a)
  2. Describes differences between methods, performs a specified method in hypothetical design situation. (4b)
  3. Develops further knowledge of using modern instrumentation, data collection techniques, and equipment to conduct experiments and obtain valid data. (5a)
  4. Manages time effectively to achieve individual and team goals. (6a)
  5. Reads and appropriately responds to technical and non-technical written instructions. (7a)
  6. Understands the impact of his/her decisions and activities on the environment. (9a)

NOTE:Numbers in parentheses refer to the graduate attributes required by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).

Course Organization

4.0 hours of lecture per week for 13 weeks
3.0 hours of lab/tutorial per week for 12 weeks

Teaching AssistantsTBA
Course Evaluation
Theory
Midterm Exam 30 %
Final Exam (40% theory 10% Labs) 40 %
Laboratory
Lab Reports 30 %
TOTAL:100 %

Note: In order for a student to pass a course with "Theory and Laboratory" components, in addition to earning a minimum overall course mark of 50%, the student must pass the Laboratory and Theory portions separately by achieving a minimum of 50% in the combined Laboratory components and 50% in the combined Theory components. Please refer to the "Course Evaluation" section for details on the Theory and Laboratory components.


ExaminationsMidterm exam in Week 7, two hours, closed book (covers Weeks 1-6).
 Final exam, during exam period, two and half hours, closed-book (covers Weeks 1-13).
Other Evaluation InformationNone
Other InformationNone

Course Content

Week

Hours

Chapters /
Section

Topic, description

1

1

INTRODUCTION TO BME328


1-2

4

INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC CIRCUITS
 (Chapter 2 Sections 2.1 to 2.10)


2-3

4

IMPLEMENTATION TECHNOLOGY
 (Chapter 3 Sections 3.1 to 3.10)


3-4

4

OPTIMIZATION OF COMBINATIONAL LOGIC
 (Chapter 4 Sections 4.2 to 4.12)


4-5

4

NUMBER REPRESENTATION AND ARITHMETIC CIRCUITS
 (Chapter 5 Sections 5.1 to 5.8)


5-6

4

COMBINATIONAL CIRCUIT BUILDING BLOCKS
 (Chapter 6 Sections 6.1 to 6.6)


6-8

8

INTRODUCTION TO SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS
 (Chapter 7 Sections 7.1 to 7.13)


8-10

8

SYNCHRONOUS SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS
 (Chapter 8 Sections 8.1 to 8.9)


10-11

4

ASYNCHRONOUS SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS
 (Chapter 9 Sections 9.1 to 9.6)


11-12

4

REGISTER-LEVEL DESIGN
 (Hayes. pp. 599-605 609-611613)


12-13

6

SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE
 (Hayes 715-721)


Laboratory/Tutorials/Activity Schedule

Week

Lab

Description

1

TBA

Orientation: Using Computers and Network & Kit purchasing details

2-3

TBA

LAB#1: Timer-Counter-7 Seg Display Project (15 marks)

4

TBA

Functional Implementation &Minimization LAB#2 (10 marks)

5-6

TBA

LAB#3: Introduction to CAD tools (10 marks)

7-8

TBA

LAB#4: Adder and Subtractor Unit (15 Marks)
 
 

9

TBA

LAB#5: Combinational Circuits and Storage Elements (15 marks)

10

TBA

Sequential Circuits: Implementing an Eight State Machine LAB#5 (15 marks)

11-13

TBA

LAB#7: Simple Processor (40 marks)

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  2. Any changes in the course outline, test dates, marking or evaluation will be discussed in class prior to being implemented;
  3. Assignments, projects, reports and other deadline-bound course assessment components handed in past the due date will receive a mark of ZERO, unless otherwise stated. Marking information will be made available at the time when such course assessment components are announced.
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  1. Health certificates - If a student misses the deadline for submitting an assignment, or the date of an exam or other evaluation component for health reasons, they should notify their instructor as soon as possible, and submit a Ryerson Student Health Certificate AND an Academic Consideration Request form within 3 working days of the missed date. Both documents are available at https://www.ryerson.ca/senate/forms/medical.pdf.. If you are a full-time or part-time degree student, then you submit your forms to your own program department or school;
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Suspicions of academic misconduct may be referred to the Academic Integrity Office (AIO). Students who are found to have committed academic misconduct will have a Disciplinary Notation (DN) placed on their academic record (not on their transcript) and will normally be assigned one or more of the following penalties:

  1. A grade reduction for the work, ranging up to an including a zero on the work (minimum penalty for graduate work is a zero on the work);
  2. A grade reduction in the course greater than a zero on the work. (Note that this penalty can only be applied to course components worth 10% or less, and any additional penalty cannot exceed 10% of the final course grade. Students must be given prior notice that such a penalty will be assigned (e.g. in the course outline or on the assignment handout);
  3. An F in the course;
  4. More serious penalties up to and including expulsion from the University.

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  1. Slides
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