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Course module: 201400315
Digital Logic and Computer Organization
Course infoSchedule
Course module201400315
Credits (ECTS)4
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact personir. E. Molenkamp
ir. E. Molenkamp
ir. E. Molenkamp
Contactperson for the course
ir. E. Molenkamp
Academic year2021
Starting block
Application procedure-
Registration using OSIRISNo
After the course students can:
  • analyze and design combinational circuits
  • analyze and design synchronous sequential circuits
  • synchronize an asynchronous input
  • handle numerical representations (e.g. unsigned, signed, sign magnitude)
  • use Finite State Machines (Moore and Mealy)
  • design a simple digital system using VHDL
  • describe the overall operation of a processor
  • explain the structure of a processor
  • explain the operation of the sub components of a processor
  • explain and apply simple arithmetic algorithms
  • write simple programs in assembly
Digital logic is used in many systems. This part of the course presents the analysis and design of combinational and sequential logic, e.g. representation of numbers, operations on binary numbers, basic gates, combinatorial and sequential circuits, state machines (Mealy/Moore), minimization, Karnaugh maps and programmable logic, metastability and synchronizers. The hardware description language VHDL is used.
The computer organization subject studies the basic principles of the components of a processor system and how these components are interconnected. The division of data path and control is discussed and various trade-offs (e.g. space/time), e.g. data-path design, registers, busses, Arithmetic and Logic Units, instruction set architecture, and microprogrammed control unit.

This course is organized as a self-study course
Assumed previous knowledge
This is a premaster course. Contact the lecturer before the start of the course if you can take this course.
Required materials
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Project unsupervised

Written exam, Assignment

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