EECS 265---Digital Systems

Instructor: Prof. Shantanu Dutt

Messages:
  1. 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).

  2. Lecture Notes # 3 available at: 'OFFCENTER MALL' in CCC (downstairs?). Phone # 413-5536. Address: 750 South Halstead Street.

  3. Midterm 1 will be held on Wed. Feb. 25 in class

  4. Syllabus for Miderm 1: Lecture Notes #s 1, 2, and pp. 1-12 of # 3.
    Text Coverage: 1.1-1.3, 2-1-2.3.1 (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, De-Morgan's Law, Minimization)

    Sample Midterm 1

  5. IMPORTANT IMPORTANT IMPORTANT: HW # 3 due date is postponed to Mon. March 23. Let all your friends know.

  6. 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.

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

  8. IMPORTANT: Do not do problems 3 & 4 in HW # 4

  9. Midterm 2 will be on Wed, April 8.

  10. Syllabus for Midterm 2: Lecture Notes #s 3, 4 and 5 (pp. 1-13 only).
    Text Coverage: 2.3.1-2.3.6 (minus 2.3.2), 3.1.1 (pp. 110-115 only), 4.2.1-4.2.2

    Important Topics for Midterm 2:
    1) Design Problems using K-Maps
    2) Implementations of Logic Circuits using either only NAND or only NOR gates
    3) Multiplexer Design
    4) Design of Logic Circuits Using Multiplexers


  11. Sample Midterm 2

  12. 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.

  13. Final Exam: Monday, May 4 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm in F3 LC. NEW

  14. 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. 1-13 only), 6 (minus pp. 14-18) and 7.
    Text Coverage: 2.3.1-2.3.6 (minus 2.3.2), 3.1.1 3.1.1 (pp. 110-115 only), 4.2.1-4.2.2, 5.2.1, 6.1, 7.2, 7.4, 8.1, 8.2, 8.5

    Important Topics for the Final:
    1) Design Problems using K-Maps
    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

  15. NEW
    Sample Final ---Note this is the final from Fall 97 where course coverage was slightly different.
    Sample Final Solutions


  16. NEW
    Extended Office Hrs rest of this week:
    Thurs 04/30: 1:30-4pm
    Fri 05/01: 3-4pm


  17. 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.


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