The unit is directed at building on the fundamentals of electrical circuits acquired in the first year of the course to provide technical competence in digital electronics and introduce embedded system development. The unit introduces students to the properties and characteristics of digital electronics and extends these to the design and implementation of digital circuits and microcontroller programming. Students will gain an understanding of basic digital systems and an understanding of how such systems can form part of larger technical systems. Fundamental skills will be gained in the analysis and implementation of digital electronic circuits and systems. Topics covered include: Combinational logic. Sequential logic. Microprocessor fundamentals. The unit prepares students to undertake future studies in advanced Electronic/Communications Engineering.
|Unit name||Digital Electronics|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
|Coordinator||Mr Andrew Brocklesby|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain the characteristics and operation of digital electronic circuits with reference to recent developments.
- Design digital electronic circuits using Boolean mathematical techniques.
- Construct digital electronic circuits.
- Analyse digital electronic circuits for the purpose of optimisation and fault finding.
- Develop microprocessor solutions to meet specified requirements.
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PrerequisitesKAA112 Engineering Circuits and KAA109 Engineering Problem Solving and Data Analysis
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KNE231
|Assessment||Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (40%)|Assignment (20%)|Laboratory/practical (15%)|Laboratory/practical (25%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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