RAE261 Digital Electronics and Computer Architecture

Code RAE261
Name Digital Electronics and Computer Architecture
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Electronics and Telecommunications
Academic staff Andis Supe, Sergejs Vdovins, Mihails Usanovs, Armands Pundurs
Credit points 3.0 (4.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Types of electrical signals. Arithmetic and algebra of binary counting system. Logic algebra and its functions. Minimization of logical functions. Combinational logic circuit analysis and synthesis. Sequential logic basic elements. Basic structure of computers, general concepts: algorithm, command, program, operand, address, operational system, computer memory, central processor, arithmetic-logic-unit..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To master the following knowledge: • subject-related terminology • computer-related counting systems • Boolean algebra, basic laws, logic equations and their minimizations • Basic logic gates and devices – their functionality and description standards • Analysis and synthesis of logical devices • Basic concepts in computer technologies • General structure of computers, its basic elements and design
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students are able to convert numbers among different counting systems. - Tests.
Students are able to minimize the logical expressions in different ways. - Tests.
Students are able to switch from one logic function into other forms. - Tests.
Students are able to synthesize logical structure of different logic element bases. - Labs.
Students are able to analyse the real logical structure. - Labs.
Students are able to test the parameters and the algorithms for logical nodes. - Labs.
Students are able to understand computer functions and subsystems and principles of design. - Labs.
Course prerequisites Computer Studies

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