EECS 265Digital Systems
Instructor: Prof. Shantanu Dutt
Messages:
 Before the next
lecture, remember to always go through the material covered in the previous
lecture and make sure you understand it all. Ask Qs to TAs and me during
office hours, and possibly in the next lecture (only 1 or 2 in the
latter IF they of general interest).
 Lecture Notes # 3 available at:
'OFFCENTER MALL' in CCC (downstairs?). Phone # 4135536.
Address: 750 South Halstead Street.
 Midterm 1 will be held on Wed. Feb. 25 in class
 Syllabus for Miderm 1:
Lecture Notes #s 1, 2, and pp. 112 of # 3.
Text Coverage: 1.11.3, 212.3.1 (minus 2.2.3)
Important Topics for Miderm 1:
1) Design Problem: I/P and O/P Encoding, systematic TT construction,
canonical SOP from TT, minimization if possible, gate implementation
2) Switching Networks incl. complementary switching circuits
3) Miscellaneous definitions in logic and Boolean algebra
4) Boolean Algebra (Duality, DeMorgan's Law, Minimization)
Sample Midterm 1
 IMPORTANT IMPORTANT IMPORTANT:
HW # 3 due date is postponed to Mon. March 23. Let all your friends know.

Lecture Notes # 4 now available. 10 copies have been put in the
reserve section of the library. Please obtain a copy for Mon (3/23)
lecture.

Lecture Notes # 5 & 6 now available in printshop as well as library.
Lecture Notes # 6 will be needed starting Mon. 04/06.

IMPORTANT: Do not do problems 3 & 4 in HW # 4
 Midterm 2 will be on Wed, April 8.
 Syllabus for Midterm 2:
Lecture Notes #s 3, 4 and 5 (pp. 113 only).
Text Coverage: 2.3.12.3.6 (minus 2.3.2), 3.1.1 (pp. 110115 only),
4.2.14.2.2
Important Topics for Midterm 2:
1) Design Problems using KMaps
2) Implementations of Logic Circuits using either only NAND or only NOR gates
3) Multiplexer Design
4) Design of Logic Circuits Using Multiplexers

Sample Midterm 2

Lecture Notes # 7 will be available after 1pm on Tue 04/21 in the printshop
as well as in the library.
Lecture Notes # 7 will be needed starting Wed. 04/22.

Final Exam: Monday, May 4 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm in F3 LC.
NEW
 Syllabus for the Final
Topics covered in the final will be the topics covered for midterm 2 and
the topics covered after midterm 2.
Lecture Notes Coverage: #s 3, 4, 5 (pp. 113 only), 6 (minus pp. 1418) and 7.
Text Coverage: 2.3.12.3.6 (minus 2.3.2), 3.1.1 3.1.1 (pp. 110115 only),
4.2.14.2.2, 5.2.1, 6.1, 7.2, 7.4, 8.1, 8.2, 8.5
Important Topics for the Final:
1) Design Problems using KMaps
2) NAND/NOR Implementations of Logic Circuits
3) Multiplexer Design
4) Design of Logic Circuits Using Multiplexers
5) FFs and latches, their characteristic eqns. and excitation tables
6) Counter Design
7) FSM Design
NOTE: Though algebraic minimization is not in the syllabus, you're expected
to know the basic algebraic laws and theorems.
NEW
 NEW
Sample Final Note this is the final from Fall 97
where course coverage was slightly different.
Sample Final Solutions
 NEW
Extended Office Hrs rest of this week:
Thurs 04/30: 1:304pm
Fri 05/01: 34pm
 NEW
HW 5 solutions are available in the box outside my office (930 SEO).
Instructor and TA Office Hrs
HW and Midterm Grading: Who Has Graded What
Please first go to the person who has graded a problem with your concerns.
If you still have concerns after this, then you can come and see me.
Thanks for your cooperation.
Instructions for Downloading, Retrieving
and Printing Postscript or PDF Files
Syllabus:
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