# TAEL-115: Digital Theory

School
Division
Department
Course Subject
Tael - Electrical
Course Number
115
Course Title
Digital Theory
Credit Hours
2.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
A-E
Pre-requisites
TAEL-103 or TAE Apprentice Coordinator/Instructor Permission
Catalog Course Description

Covers digital theory. Introduces basic gates and logic circuits, counters, registers, timers, LED and LCD displays, arithmetic circuits, and number systems. Laboratory activities.

## Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
1. Digital concepts and number systems
2. Gates
3. Logic circuits
4. Logic circuit lab
5. CMOS and TTL specifications
6. Encoders / decoders and seven segment displays
7. Flip flops
8. Counters
9. Shift registers
10. Shift registers with lab component
11. Binary math - arithmetic curcuits
12. Arithmetic Circuits
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)

• Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Binary, Octal, Hexadecimal, and Decimal number systems and be able to convert any of these number systems into any of the other three.
• Describe the functioning of digital gate circuits.
• Demonstrate a working knowledge of Boolean algebra and be able to translate Boolean expressions into functional gate circuits.
• Describe the functionality of the following digital circuits:  counters, registers, adders, subtractors, and digital display circuits.
• Construct the following digital circuits:  counters, registers, adders, subtractors, and digital display circuits.*
• ## Assessment and Requirements

Methods for measuring achievement of objectives:

1. Tests will be given throughout the semester.  Tests scores represent 65% of the course grade.
2. Laboratory activities and performance exercises will be done where students will demonstrate an understanding of practical applications.  These will make up 10% of the course grade.
3. A written final exam will be given which will represent 25% of the course grade.
Texts

Texts, handouts, and/or workbooks will be determined by the TAE Department with approval by the Industrial Technology Division.

Effective Term
Summer 2014