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Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2007/08
01ATTCG, 01ATTCW
Digital electronics
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Electronic Engineering - Vercelli
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Computer Engineering - Vercelli
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Masera Guido ORARIO RICEVIMENTO O2 ING-INF/01 40 15 0 0 8
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-INF/01 5 B - Caratterizzanti Ingegneria elettronica
Objectives of the course
The course will provide the basic knowledge related to the design and analysis of digital circuits and systems for analog to digital and digital to analog conversion.
Expected skills
At the end of the course, the student will know the main issues related to digital circuits and conversion systems; he will also be able to design simple digital circuits, exploiting proper CAD tools for the simulation, synthesis and verification.
Prerequisites
The course requires a basic knowledge of circuit analysis and electronic technology and systems.
Syllabus
1. General features of digital circuits:
o Logic levels and noise margins
o Fanout and currents
o Dymanic behaviour
o Power dissipation
o Open collector and three state stages
o Logic families
o Interfacing between different logic families
2. Logic circuits:
o Combinational circuits
o Sequential circuits
o PLD
o CPLD
o FPGA
3. Datapath:
o Datapath elements
o Hardwired control
o Microprogram control
4. PLD and FPGA design
- design entry and constraints
- simulation
- logic synthesis logica, place and route
- timing analysis and device programming
5) Bus, interconnects and protocols:
- synchronous and semi-synchronous protocols
- asynchronous protocols
- arbiters. metastability
6) Conversion systems:
- architecture of a conversio system
- conditioning and filtering stages
- AD and DA conversion circuits
- S&H circuits
- sigma-delta converters
Laboratories and/or exercises
Numerical exercises will help understanding analysis and design methods; Laboratory assignments will imply the use of CAD tools for the design of digital circuits. Simple projects will be tested on FPGA boards.
Bibliography
o Slides will be made available on CD-ROM and course web-pages
o Angelo Geraci, 'Principi di elettronica dei sistemi digitali', McGraw-Hill, 2003
o Zamboni M., Divia M. "Elettronica dei sistemi di Interconnessione ed Acquisizione
Dati" CLUT TORINO. 1996
Revisions / Exam
Written examination including numerical problems and questions covering the whole course contents.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2007/08
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