This module provides an overview of modern digital system implementation. It includes an introduction to CMOS circuit design, fabrication technologies, memory technologies, memory interfacing and an introduction to VHDL/Xilinx.
Total contact hours: 38
Private study hours: 112
Total study hours: 150
Method of assessment
• Rushton, A (2011) VHDL for logic synthesis, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford
• Neaman, Donald (2010) Microelectronics: Circuit Analysis and Design, Fourth Edition. McGrawHill.
• Bogart, Theodore F.; Beasley, Jeffrey S.; Rico, Guillermo (2004) Electronic Devices and Circuits, Pearson/Prentice Hall. ISBN. 9780131111424.
• Jain, R. P. (2003) Modern Digital Electronics. McGrawHill.
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. demonstrate the necessary skills to model digital components using VHDL;
2. demonstrate an understanding of the operation of CMOS Digital ICs and Memories;
3. demonstrate the necessary skills to design Memory Address decoder systems;
4. demonstrate an understanding of the operation and implementation of a modern CPU.
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Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
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