EE 260, Spring 2008
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updated Dec. 13, 2007
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Instructor: Galen H. Sasaki.
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- Office: Holmes 436 Office Hours: MWF 1030-1130
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Prerequisite: EE 160
Textbooks and Materials:
Organization: The course is organized into a set of lectures and
- Textbook: "Contemporary Logic Design" by R. Katz.
- LogicWorks 5 manual and application software by Capilano
Systems -- LogicWorks 5 is the computer aided design (CAD) tool we will
- Laboratory materials
- Parts kit and protoboard -- more information about how to
- A three ringed folder (your "journal") for the lab.
- Lectures: Holmes 247, MWF, 930-1020.
- Laboratories: Holmes 451, Tues., 9-12 (Sec 1) or 130-430
Topics: This is the first course on digital circuits (i.e.,
computer technology circuits). It will cover basic circuit components
and design techniques. Some of the topics to be covered include
- State diagrams and ASM charts
- Programmable logic such as PROMs, PALs, and PLAs,
- Conversion between ASM chart (or state diagram) to sequential
- Conversion between logic diagrams and combinational circuits made
of SSI parts such as NANDs, NORs, voltage inverters. Mixed logic.
- Boolean algebra, K-maps, implementation of circuits with simple
- Commonly used MSI parts such as multiplexers, demultiplexers,
counters, registers, static RAM.
- Modular design techniques such as iterative partitioning,
hierarchical partitioning, functional partitioning, busses.
- A simple computer, its architecture, and how to program it.
- Latches, flip flops, timing, and glitches.
- Representations using bits: binary numbers, twos complement, sign
- Simple arithmetic including addition, subtraction, negation,
logic operations, carry, borrow, overflow.
Grading: Your grade for the course will be based on the
- Midterm Exam 1 (20%)
- Midterm Exam 2 (20%)
- Final Exam (25%)
- Lab (30%)
- Homeworks (5%)
The midterm exam dates will be announced at least two weeks before
are given. Any missed exams, labs, or other assignments will result in
a score of zero. With the exception of the homeworks, the grades will
based on the standard curve, i.e., A = 90%, A- = 87%, B+ = 83%, B =
80%, B- = 77%, C+ = 73%, C = 70%, C- = 67%, D+ = 63%, D = 60%, D-
= 57%, F+ = 53%, F = 50%.
See University of Hawaii at Manoa, Schedule of Classes. There is an
early date to drop a class without a "W" grade. This occurs within the
few weeks of the semester. There is a second drop date, but where you
receive a "W" grade. This occurs at least two months before the end of
semester. For this second date, to drop requires a written approval of
of Registration Form from the instructor and the College of
Academic Services Dean.
- You are to take all exams on the scheduled days and times.
will be no exceptions unless you have a doctor's note explaining why
could not make it.
- You are expected to come to every lecture and at the beginning
the lecture. If you have a valid reason to miss a lecture, then
Galen Sasaki (email or telephone) before lecture so that he can save
- Homeworks will be collected in class and at the beginning of
class. No late homeworks will be accepted.
- You must come to every lab, and at the beginning of lab.
will be taken! If you are late one day, it will result in a 10%
in your overall lab grade (i.e., your overall lab grade will be reduced
by one letter grade). If you are late a second day, you will get an
overall score of zero for the lab.