Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

EECS 1100 - Digital Logic Design Course Syllabus

Credits/Contact Hours
4 credit hours & 160 minutes lecture and 150 minutes lab contact hours per week.  

Digital Design, 6th Edition, M. Morris Mano, Michael D. Ciletti,  ISBN-13: 9780134549897 

Course Information

Number representation and Boolean Algebra. Combinational circuit analysis and design. K-map and tabulation methods. Multiplexers, decoders, adders/subtractors and PLD devices. Sequential circuit analysis and design. Registers, counters, and recognizers. 

Prerequisite: None  

Elective or Required Course: Required. 

Specific Goals - Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)
The student will be able to:

1) Convert signed/unsigned, integer/fixed-point decimal numbers to/from binary/hex representations; perform integer/fixed-point addition/subtraction using binary/hex number representations; and define precision and overflow for integer/fixed-point, signed/unsigned, addition/subtraction operations. 

2) Define basic (AND, OR, NOT) and derived (e.g., NAND, NOR, XOR) Boolean operations; enumerate Boolean algebra laws and theorems; use basic and derived Boolean operations to evaluate Boolean expressions; and write and simplify Boolean expressions by applying appropriate laws and theorems and other techniques (e.g., Karnaugh maps). 

3) Describe electrical representations of TRUE/FALSE; describe the high-impedance condition and logic gate implementation such as a tri-state buffer; and discuss the physical properties of logic gates such as fan-in, fan-out, propagation delay, power consumption, logic voltage levels, and noise margin and their impact on the constraints and tradeoffs of a design.  

4) Implement Boolean expressions using the two-level gate forms of AND-OR, OR-AND, NAND-NAND, NOR-NOR and positive/negative conventions; and using multiple gating levels and positive/negative conventions. 

5) Describe and design single-bit/multi-bit structure/operation of combinational building blocks such as multiplexers, demultiplexers, decoders, and encoders; describe and design the structure/operation of arithmetic building blocks such adders (ripple-carry), subtractor, shifters, and comparators; describe and design structures for improving adder performance such as carry lookahead and carry select; and analyze and design combinational circuits (e.g., arithmetic logic unit, ALU) in a hierarchical, modular manner, using standard and custom combinational building blocks. 

6) Define a clock signal using period, frequency, and duty-cycle parameters; describe propagation delay, setup time, and hold time for basic latches and flip-flops; and analyze and create timing diagrams for sequential block operation. 

7) Explain the structure/operation of basic latches (D, SR) and flip-flops (D, JK, T); describe and design the structure/operation of sequential building blocks such as registers, counters, and shift registers; enumerate design tradeoffs in using different types of basic storage elements for sequential building block implementation. 

8) Describe the characteristics of static memory types such as static random-access memory (SRAM), and ROM. 

9) Define important engineering constraints such as timing, performance, power, size, weight, cost, and their tradeoffs in the context of digital systems design. 

10) Use a contemporary analysis/design/simulation software/hardware toolchain to prototype in hardware various digital logic circuits entailing combinational and sequential circuits. 


  1. Number representation, number bases and base conversions, and binary codes   
  2. Boolean algebra and functions, canonical forms 
  3. Combinational design techniques: K-maps, tabulation method 
  4. Combinational logic circuits: adders/subtractors, code converters, comparators, multiplexors, demultiplexers, decoders, and encoders 
  5. Programmable logic circuits: read-only memory, programmable read-only memory (ROM/PROM), programmable logic devices (PLD), programmable logic arrays (PLA), and field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) 
  6. Sequential logic circuits 
  7. Latches and flip-flops,  
  8. State behavior of synchronous sequential circuits: state tables  
  9. Mealy-type and Moore-type sequential circuits 
  10. Registers, counters, recognizers/sequence detectors and random-access memory (RAM) 

Last Updated: 6/13/23