ECE 265 - Introduction to Logic Design

Description:  Credit 4.Number Systems; Binary arithmetic; Boolean/Logic functions; Boolean Algebra; logic gates, their CMOS design; function minimization, analysis and synthesis of combinational and sequential circuits.

Prerequisite: MATH 180; and Grade of C or better in ECE 115.

Textbooks: Contemporary Logic Design, R.H. Katz, Benjamin Cummings, 1994.


  • Introduction  
  • Boolean Functions and Representations Function simplification                      
  • Boolean Algebra 
  • Boolean Function Simplifications-K-Maps
  • Combinational Circuit Synthesis-Switches and Gates
  • CMOS Implementation of Gates  
  • Hazard Analysis of Combinational Circuits  
  • Computer Arithmetic and Circuits
  • Basic Memory Elements (FFs-types, triggering)
  • Finite State Machine (FSM) Synthesis
  • Moore versus Mealy FSMs
  • Synthesis of Synchronous Sequential Circuits
  • Clocking Methods (edge-triggered, narrow-width,2-phase)
  • Clock Period Determination