ELEC 1211  Digital Electronics Basics Credit Hours: 3.00 Prerequisites: ELEC 1141 or ELEC 1171
(formerly EETE 1210)
This course will provide students with the knowledge required to understand and troubleshoot digital electronic circuits. Among the topics discussed are number systems, codes, logic gates, Boolean statements, combinational logic, flipflops, counters, shift registers, memory and storage, and integrated circuit technologies. Knowledge will be gained through lecture, textbook assignments, handson laboratory experiments, and simulated virtual experiments utilizing virtual circuit software.
Billable Contact Hours: 4
Search for Sections Transfer Possibilities Michigan Transfer Network (MiTransfer)  Utilize this website to easily search how your credits transfer to colleges and universities. OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will identify and describe introduction to digital concepts.
Objectives:
 Explain the difference between digital and analog quantities.
 Show how voltage levels are used to represent digital quantities.
 Discuss various parameters involving pulse waveforms.
 Explain the basic logic operations of NOT, AND, and OR.
 Identify integrated circuits according to complexity and packaging.
 Identify pin numbers on integrated circuit packages.
 Recognize how test instruments are used to troubleshoot digital circuitry.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify and apply number systems, operations and codes.
Objectives:
 Count in the binary numbering system.
 Convert between binary and hexadecimal.
 Express binary numbers in sign magnitude, 1 and 2’s complement.
 Convert between binary and decimal.
 Convert between decimal and BCD.
 Interpret ASCII code.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, the student will identify and apply logic gates.
Objectives:
 Describe the operation of all basic logic gates.
 Describe the operation of XOR and ENOR logic.
 Understand timing diagrams.
 Make basic comparisons between TTL and CMOS gates.
 Troubleshoot logic gates.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, the student will apply logic simplification.
Objectives:
 Understand the basic rules of Boolean logic statements.
 Apply DeMorgans theorem to simple Boolean expressions.
 Convert truth tables to sum of products logic.
 Use a Karnaugh map to simplify logic statements containing no more than 4 variables.
 Utilize NAND and NOR gates to implement any logic.
 Troubleshoot combinational circuits containing NANDS and NORS.
Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, the student will identify and apply flipflops.
Objectives:
 Recognize the difference between a latch and a flipflop.
 Explain how various types of flipflops differ in operation.
 Apply flipflops in basic applications.
 Describe the difference between synchronous and asynchronous operation.
 Understand basic counter and shift register applications.
 Troubleshoot circuits containing flipflops.
Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, the student will calculate and apply integrated circuit (IC) technologies.
Objectives:
 Determine noise margins for various devices.
 Calculate power dissipation in IC’s.
 Explain how propagation delay affects operating speed.
 Use and interpret data sheets.
 Explain and determine fanout for any device.
 Understand the difference between totem pole and open collector outputs.
 Describe the operation of tristate devices.
 Properly terminate unused inputs.
 Handle CMOS devices properly without the risk of damage.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
 Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
 Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
 Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
 Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
 Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
 Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course: Information Literacy: YES Quantitative Reasoning: YES Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
 Introduction to Digital Concepts
 Digital and analog quantities
 Binary values
 Basic logic operations
 Integrated circuits
 Test instruments
 Number Systems, Operations and Codes
 Conversion between numbering systems
 Binary arithmetic
 1 and 2’s complement
 Signed binary numbers
 Hexadecimal numbering system
 BCD, ASCII and other codes
 Parity checking
 Logic Gates
 Basic logic gates
 Inverter
 AND and OR
 NAND and NOR
 XOR and XNOR
 Integrated logic circuits
 Troubleshooting logic circuits
 Logic Simplification
 DeMorgans’ theorem
 Boolean expressions and truth tables
 Karnaugh mapping
 Combinational Logic
 Basic combinational logic
 Universal property of NAND and NOR gates
 Timing diagrams
 Troubleshooting combinational logic
 FlipFlops
 Flipflop operating characteristics
 Flipflop circuit applications
 Synchronous and asynchronous operation
 Shift registers and updown counters
 Integrated circuit technologies
 Basic operational characteristics and parameters
 CMOS and TTL logic families
 Other logic families (PMOS, NMOS E2CMOS, etc.)
Primary Faculty Dulinski, Kenneth Secondary Faculty Mielke, Michael Associate Dean Thero, Laura Dean Hutchison, Donald
Official Course Syllabus  Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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