1 x 2-hour lecture-1 weekly 3 x 1-hour lecture-2s per semester 1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly 1 x 2-hour workshop weekly 1 x 2-hour practical weekly
Enrolment not permitted
1 of ENGR1030, ENGR1201, ENGR1205 has been successfully completed
Year 10 Mathematics.
This topic has two components:
Theory Component: digital design concepts, number systems and signed numbers, combinational logic and design; minimisation of logic expressions; hazards; sequential logic and design; finite state machines; introduction to microprocessors; PIC microcontroller programming
Workshop Practice Component: bonding methods, soldering and flux, planning and designing electronic equipment, printed circuit boards and microelectronics
This topic aims to:
Provide students with a thorough understanding of the principles of combinational and sequential digital logic
Develop the fundamental theoretical and practical skills required to carry out the design and analysis of digital electronic circuits
Introduce the elements and basic operation of a microprocessor
To introduce the manufacture and processes of thick and thin film microelectronics, printed circuit boards, and surface mount packages, the processes, practice, and assessment of soldering, component mounting and other connection methods, and fire safety
A deeper level of understanding, critical thinking and problem solving will be developed
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:
Analyse, design and construct simple digital circuits
Analyse, design and construct simple finite state machines
Understand the architecture of a microprocessor
Write simple programs for the PIC microcontroller
Understand microelectronics, printed circuit boards and surface mount technology
Perform and assess electronics assembly tasks, such as soldering and wiring
Understanding better the research directions in digital electronics
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2021 are no longer published.
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