VEE 135 Digital Electronics I

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Endorsed by CC: 4/15/21
Approved by VPIA: 4/16/21

Course number and title: VEE 135 Digital Electronics I

Campus: CTEC/Kosrae/Yap

Initiator: Gardner Edgar

Date Initiated: March 22, 2021

Course description:

This course is the first part of a two-course comprehensive study in digital electronics. It introduces students to the basic principles of digital electronics. Coursework includes the binary number system, basic logic gates, simplifying logic circuits, and introduction to switching and sequential logic circuits with the flip-flop.

COURSE HOURS/CREDITS:

Hours per Week

 

No. of Weeks

 

Total Hours

 

Semester Credits

Lecture

3

x

16

x

48

=

3

Laboratory

Workshop

x

x

=

Co-op

x

x

=

Total Semester Credits =

3

PURPOSE OF COURSE:

[ ] Degree requirement

[ ] Degree elective

[X] Certificate

[ ] Other (Professional Development)

PREREQUISITES: VEE104 Electronic Fundamentals II

PSLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS:

PSLO#

Program

None None

 

1) INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (Check all that apply)

[ ]

1. Effective oral communication: capacity to deliver prepared, purposeful presentations designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners’ attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.

[ ]

2. Effective written communication: development and expression of ideas in writing through work in many genres andstyles, utilizing different writing technologies, and mixing texts, data, and images through iterative experiences across the curriculum.

[ ]

3. Critical thinking: a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.

[X]

4. Problem solving: capacity to design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.

[ ]

5. Intercultural knowledge and competence: a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.

[ ]

6. Information literacy: the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.

[X]

7. Foundations and skills for life-long learning : purposeful learning activity, undertaken on an ongoing basis with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, and competence.

[X]

8. Quantitative Reasoning: ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts and everyday life situations; comprehends and can create sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence and can clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats.

2) PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs): The student will be able to:

  1. Practice safety and occupational health procedures in the workplace.
  2. Use electronics tools and test equipment competently.
  3. Interpret schematic diagrams and waveforms.
  4. Build electronics projects to a given specification.

3) COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (General): The student will be able to:

  1. Analyze the number system use in digital logic designs and its conversion.
  2. Describe the characteristics of the basic logic gates and use the digital test equipment to verify the circuit operations.
  3. Simplify logic circuits by the use Boolean algebra and Karnaugh map.
  4. Identify and describe switching and sequential logic applications.

4) COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (Specific): The student will be able to:

CSLO (General) 1: Analyze the number system use in digital logic designs and its conversion.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

1.1: Describe the purpose of the number system, including binary, octal, hexadecimal, binary-coded decimal (BCD).

4,7 & 8

3

Written Exercises Quizzes Exam

1.2: Differentiate the number system used in digital logic design.

4,7 & 8

3

1.3: Convert and compare the number system from one code to another code.

4,7 &8

3

CSLO (General) 2: CSLO (General) 2: Describe the operational characteristics of the basic logic gates and use the digital test equipment to verify the circuit operations.

2.1: Identify the symbols and explain the function of the basic logic gates.

4,7&8

3

Written Exercises Quizzes Exam

2.2: Demonstrate the operation of logic gate using the truth table.

4,7&8

3

2.3: Identify and describe the operation of the logic probe, timer, and clock generator.

4,7&8

2

2.4: Use a logic probe, timer, and clock generator to test and verify the normal operation of a basic logic gate circuit.

4,7&8

2,3

CSLO (General) 3: Simplify logic circuits by the use Boolean algebra and Karnaugh map.

3.1: Explain the function of Boolean algebra.

4,7&8

3

Written Exercises Quizzes Exam

3.2: Describe how to use Boolean algebra to simplify logic expressions.

4,7&8

3

3.3: Explain the function of a Karnaugh map.

4,7&8

3

3.4: Describe how to simplify a Boolean expression using a Karnaugh map.

4,7&8

3

CSLO (General) 4: Identify and describe switching and sequential logic applications.

4.1: Define and describe the purpose and characteristics of the following switching logic circuits: half & full adder, half & full subtractor, comparator, decoder, and encoder.

4, 7&8

2.2

Written Exercises Quizzes Exam Checklist for flip-flop circuit experimentations

4.2: Perform experimentations on switching logic circuits.

4, 7&8

2.2

4.3: Define and describe the purpose and characteristics of the basic flip-flop, reset/set (RS) flip-flop, clocked flip-flop, D flip-flop, JK flip-flop, and Master Slave flip-flop.

4, 7&8

2.2

4.4: Perform experimentations on flip-flop circuits.

4, 7&8

2.2

5) COURSE CONTENT:

  1. Number system
  2. Basic logic gates and digital test equipment
  3. Simplifying logic circuits
  4. Switching and sequential logic applications

6) METHOD(S) OF INSTRUCTION:

[X] Lecture [ ] Cooperative learning groups

[X] Laboratory [ X ] In-class exercises

[X] Audio visual [X] Demonstrations

[ ] Other (LMS – Learning Management System)

7) REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS:

Floyd, T.L. (2014). (Download Ebook) Digital Fundamentals, 11th edition. Prentice Hall Toolbox (with digital multi-meter and logic probe)

8) REFERENCE MATERIALS:

Nida Corporation. (2002). Unit IV Digital Circuits. Melborne, FL: Nida Corporation.

9) INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS:

None

10) EVALUATION:

Student must achieve 70% mastery or a "C" grade or higher to pass this course. A hands-on activity using rubric and written test (examination) are used as a summative assessment tool.

11) CREDIT BY EXAMINATION:

None

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