Tentative lecture schedule
Fall 2013

Readings are from Harris and Harris, Digital Design and COmputer Architecture. I used the second edition in making up the syllabus, but the first edition should serve also, except that you may have to work to get the section numbers to match my suggested readings. The lecture topics should give you a hint, and the fact that I intend to plow through the text from front to back.

You're quite likely to need a textbook to do the later labs, so bite the bullet and buy one. I usually get used books from abebooks.com.

datetopicassigned reading before lecture
Thu Jan 19 Syllabus. Lect 1: Ohms law, series and parallel resistors; Kirchoff's current and voltage laws, Analog components and measuring tools
Thu Jan 26 Lect 2 transistors (bipolar and cmos, n and p channel) as amplifiers and switches; alternating currents, frequency response capacitive reactance and phasor analysis. Frequency response
Thu Feb 2 Operational Amplifiers and Sensors http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/textbook/semiconductors/chpt-8/op-amp-practical-considerations/ http://www.analog.com/library/analogDialogue/archives/43-09/Edch%201%20op%20amps.pdfUsing operational amplifiers
Thu Feb 9 Managing complexity. numbers, arithmetic, logic gates chapter 1 Lab01 Full Adder
Thu Feb 16 Combinational logic, Propagation delay chapter 2Lab02 Seven-Segment Display Some last-minute suggestions for the lab
Thu Feb 23 Sequential Logic, Finite State Machines Chapter 3 Lab03 Adventure Game
Thu Mar 2 Hardware Description LanguagesChapter 4 Make-up, finishing Adventure game
Thu Mar 9 Digital Building BlocksChapter 5Lab04 Thunderbird Turn Signal
Thu Mar 16 No class. Spring Break.
Thu Mar 23 ArchitectureChapter 6Lab05 32-Bit ALU and Testbench
Thu Mar 30 Side-track to the PIC12F683Your name in Morse code
Thu Apr 6 No class. Dr. Taylor away.
Thu Apr 13 Side-track to the PIC Lab06 PIC lab 1
Thu Apr 20 Side-track to the PIC Lab07 PIC lab 2: ADC and interrupts
Thu Apr 27 Micro-ArchitectureChapter 7Lab09 MIPS Single-Cycle Processor
Thu May 4 Memory and IOChapter 8Building an IO device.
Thu May 11 Final Exam