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48581 Digital Electronics

Requisite(s): 48530 Circuit Analysis AND 48570 Data Acquisition and Distribution
Recommended studies: basic electronics and circuit theory knowledge and experience with digital systems is required for this subject

Field of practice: Electrical Engineering major



The objective of this subject is for students to design, build and test hardware for an embedded application that utilises a modern digital integrated circuit, such as a field programmable gate array (FPGA), a microcontroller or a digital signal processor (DSP). It draws together many elements of engineering – system specification, design, implementation, testing, documentation and management – all in the context of a modern digital electronic system. This subject presents the theoertical and practical basis for the structure, operation and design of embedded systems with an in-depth treatment of modern hardware components. The integrated circuits introduced are field programmable gate arrays, microcontrollers, digital signal processors, embedded PCs; memory subsystems; I/O subsystems; serial I/O subsystems; and some analog subsystems. Modern computer-aided hardware design software is used extensively. Topics such as PCB manufacturing, surface-mount technology and EMC compliance are also treated in depth.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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