DIGITAL ELECTRONICS AND CONTROLLERS

ELE3DEC

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject covers the fundamentals of digital design and design with digital controllers.Topics covered include: digital logic, flip-flops, binary arithmetic,microcontrollers, serial communication and memory storage elements. The course includes problem classes and laboratories which allow the students to develop and debug digital circuits, and microcontroller systems which are programmed in Embedded C.


SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ELE1IEL

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ELE2MDD

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDigital systems, principles and applications,RecommendedTocci, R. J., 1998 (7th edition)PRENTICE HALL

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop software flow diagrams from a list of non-technical problem requirements

Activities:
Laboratory classes and tutorials where students need to create flow diagrams to solve complex problems. Modelled as worked examples in lectures and tutorial classes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Analyse digital logic circuits using truth tables and waveform timing diagrams to determine the output of the digital system.

Activities:
The design and analysis techniques are modelled in lectures and then practiced in laboratories, tutorials and assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Perform binary arithmetic and conversions between different number bases.

Activities:
Number bases are demonstrated in lectures and tutorials. Students perform practical problem solving in assignments and laboratory sessions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Interface microcontrollers with a range of input and output devices.

Activities:
Throughout laboratories, assignments and tutorials students are required to design circuits which interface microcontrollers with other common components.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Develop firmware to solve engineering problems using Embedded C whilst using an industry standard IDE for code debugging.

Activities:
For 6 laboratory classes and throughout assignments and tutorials students are required to develop code to solve specific problems.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

06. Search through data sheets to identify and use relevant information to solve engineering problems

Activities:
This is modelled in lectures and then completed by students in tutorials, assignments and laboratories.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

07. Use appropriate terminology to describe solutions to digital logic and microcontroller problems.

Activities:
This is modelled in lectures and then practiced in laboratories, tutorials and assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 10
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Introductory lecture - meet the lecturer"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"All online video followed with online quizzes"

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"All online video content"

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"3 hours problem solving in laboratory"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
10 Online multiple choice quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)10 03, 06
4 x Assignments (2-3 pages each, equivalent to 1,000 words total)10 02, 07, 05, 06
Laboratory demonstrations (equivalent to 1,000 words)Students demonstrate completed tasks to demonstrators across ten 2-hour laboratories20 05, 04, 03, 02, 07, 01
2 hour written exam (equivalent to 2,000 words)60 07, 03, 06, 02