Digital Systems: From Logic Gates to Processors
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This course gives you a complete insight into the modern design of digital systems fundamentals from an eminently practical point of view. Unlike other more "classic" digital circuits courses, our interest focuses more on the system than on the electronics that support it. This approach will allow us to lay the foundation for the design of complex digital systems. You will learn a set of design methodologies and will use a set of (educational-oriented) computer-aided-design tools (CAD) that will allow you not only to design small and medium size circuits, but also to access to higher level courses covering so exciting topics as application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) design or computer architecture, to give just two examples. Course topics are complemented with the design of a simple processor, introduced as a transversal example of a complex digital system. This example will let you understand and feel comfortable with some fundamental computer architecture terms as the instruction set, microprograms and microinstructions. After completing this course you will be able to: * Design medium complexity digital systems. * Understand the description of digital systems using high-level languages such as VHDL. * Understand how computers operate at their most basic level (machine language).

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  • Week 1 - All you need to know to start the course
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    We have collected here everything you need to know before starting the course.

    This week is divided into three sections:
    • The f...
    • Week 1 - Previous knowledge: A review
      Check your knowledge about binary and hexadecimal numbering systems, and the description of algorithms using a pseudocode
    • Week 1 - What Digital Systems are?
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      This module is an introduction to Digital Systems. Here you will find:
      1. A set of videos_L covering issue 1 and the corresponding exercises,
      2. Week 2 - Combinational Circuits (I)
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        This module introduces combinational circuits, logic gates and boolean algebra, all of them items necessary to design simple combinational circuits....
      3. Week 2 - VerilUOC_Desktop tools
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        From this week you will need to use VerilUOC_Desktop to do some of the exercises in the quizzes. VerilUOC_Desktop is a software package based on Logi...
      4. Week 3 - Combinational circuits (II)
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        We continue the study of combinational circuits. While in the previous module we were working on the classical design techniques of combinational ci...
      5. Week 4 - Arithmetic components + Introduction to VHDL
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        Arithmetic circuits are an essential part of many digital circuits and thus deserve a particular treatment.
        • The first part of this module pr...
        • Week 5 - Sequential circuits (I)
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          This is the first module dedicated to Sequential Circuits (Digital Systems with Memory).
          To solve the quizzes you will need VerilUOC_Desktop<...
        • Week 6 - Sequential circuits (II)
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          This second module dedicated to Sequential Circuits deals with particular sequential circuits that are building blocks of larger circuits, namely reg...
        • Week 7 - Sequential circuits III and Finite State Machines
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          This module deals with two topics:
          1. In previous lessons, the relation between algorithms (programming language structures) and combinational ...
          2. Week 8 - Implementation of digital systems
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            This last module presents some basic information about manufacturing technologies, as well as about implementation strategies, and synthesis and impl...


Lluis Terés
Centro Nacional de Microelectrónica del CSIC

Jean-Pierre Deschamps

Merce Rullan
Departamento de Microelectrónica y Sistemas Electrónicos. UAB.

Elena Valderrama
Departamento de Microelectrónica y Sistemas Electrónicos. UAB.

Juan Antonio Martínez

David Bañeres
Profesor Agregado
Estudios de Informática, Multimedia y Telecomunicación. UOC.

Joaquín Saiz Alcaine
Ingeniero Informático
Departamento de Microelectrónica y Sistemas Electrónicos. UAB.



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