CSE370 Syllabus

UW Catalog Data

CSE 370 Introduction to Digital Design (4) Introductory course in digital logic and its specification and simulation. Boolean algebra, combinatorial circuits including arithmetic circuits and regular structures, sequential circuits including finite-state machines, use of programmable logic devices. Simulation and high-level specification techniques are emphasized. Offered: AWSp.

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Course Goals (Technical Content)

  1. Understanding digital logic at the gate and switch level including both combinational and sequential logic elements.
  2. Understanding the clocking methodologies necessary to manage the flow of information and the preservation of circuit state.
  3. An appreciation for the specification methods used in designing digital logic and the basics of the compilation process that transforms these specifications into logic networks.
  4. Facility with a set of software tools for digital logic design with programmable logic devices as the implementation technology.
  5. To begin to appreciate the difference between hardware and software implementations of a function and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction to modern digital logic design
  2. Combinational logic
  3. Sequential logic
  4. Finite state machine design
  5. Elements of computers
  6. Computer-aided design tools for logic design
  7. Practical topics

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