182.693 Digital Design
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VO, 3.0h, 3.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • desrcibe the design and fabrication flows of a digital CMOS ASIC, justify their steps and list the challenges involved in them,
  • correctly apply the abstraction of a field-effect transistor as a switch and use it to explain the basic function of simple logic gates
  • describe implementation and operation of fundamental function blocks of digital logic, and apply them properly
  • design a (combinational or simple sequential) digital circuit solving a given problem, and compare implementation options
  • identify, in an application, the limits of the models and abstractions used in digital design, and appropriately account for them
  • relate defects and functional faults in a digital integrated circuit to their potential cause in the design and fabrication flow, and describe the effect ot the most relevant parameters of influence in a qualitative and, where possible, a quantitative way.

Subject of course

  • logic optimization
  • structure and specifications of logic gates
  • basic arithmetic circuits (adder, multiplier)
  • I/O features (schmitt trigger, open collector, ...) 
  • power dissipation and cooling 
  • synchronous logic, limitations, state machines
  • metastability
  • memory types 
  • VLSI design flow
  • simulation of hardware
  • target technologies for VLSI designs 
  • chip manufacturing process 
  • defects and testing

Teaching methods

This is a classical lecture. The whole material is presented in lectures, in theory as well as with a relation to practical application. Example calculations are made during the lecture to facilitate the preparation for the final exam, and to show quantitative results and relations.Fundamental issues like the "speed signal propagation" are illustrated in experiments to allow for an intuitive understanding. The lecture slides including numerous animations are available on the homepage. For the preparation of the final exam a collection of past exams is also available.

Mode of examination

Written

Additional information

Introductory lecture is on Oct 1, 10:15  in lecture hall HS13

 

ECTS Breakdown:

36h ... lecture time
39h ... continuous engagement with the lecture contents, preparation time for final exam
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75h ... corresponding to 3ECTS

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Fri11:00 - 13:0004.10.2019 - 17.01.2020EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - ETIT Lecture
Mon10:00 - 12:0007.10.2019 - 27.01.2020HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Lecture
Digital Design - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Fri04.10.201911:00 - 13:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - ETIT Lecture
Mon07.10.201910:00 - 12:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Lecture
Fri11.10.201911:00 - 13:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - ETIT Lecture
Mon14.10.201910:00 - 12:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Lecture
Fri18.10.201911:00 - 13:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - ETIT Lecture
Mon21.10.201910:00 - 12:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Lecture
Fri25.10.201911:00 - 13:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - ETIT Lecture
Mon28.10.201910:00 - 12:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Lecture
Mon04.11.201910:00 - 12:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Lecture
Fri08.11.201911:00 - 13:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - ETIT Lecture
Mon11.11.201910:00 - 12:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Lecture
Mon18.11.201910:00 - 12:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Lecture
Fri22.11.201911:00 - 13:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - ETIT Lecture
Mon25.11.201910:00 - 12:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Lecture
Fri29.11.201911:00 - 13:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - ETIT Lecture
Mon02.12.201910:00 - 12:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Lecture
Fri06.12.201911:00 - 13:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - ETIT Lecture
Mon09.12.201910:00 - 12:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Lecture
Fri13.12.201911:00 - 13:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - ETIT Lecture
Mon16.12.201910:00 - 12:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Lecture

Examination modalities

wirtten exam with theory questions and calculation-/design-assignments

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu09:00 - 11:0017.12.2020Informatikhörsaal written23.11.2020 00:00 - 12.12.2020 23:59TISSDiDe Dezember Exam
Thu10:00 - 12:0028.01.2021HS 11 Paul Ludwik written07.01.2021 00:00 - 25.01.2021 23:59TISSJanuar
Thu12:00 - 14:0025.02.2021HS 8 Heinz Parkus - BI written12.02.2021 00:00 - 22.02.2021 23:59TISSMärz
Mon - 19.04.2021written19.03.2021 00:00 - 17.04.2021 23:59TISSApril
Tue08:00 - 10:0008.06.2021EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - ETIT written24.05.2021 00:00 - 06.06.2021 23:59TISSJuni

Course registration

Not necessary

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 535 Computer Engineering 3. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Preceding courses

Continuative courses

Miscellaneous

Language

German