cod. 16177

Academic year 2013/14
3° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Elettronica (ING-INF/01)
Ingegneria elettronica
Type of training activity
42 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

The course will provide the basis for the study of digital systems. The
main techniques of synthesis of digital systems will be presented and the
architecture of most important programmable devices will be introduced.
In addition, the major issues of system configurations and the most
important application fields will be discussed


Elettronica I (recommended)

Course unit content

Introduction to microelectronic technologies
Semiconductor memories: architecture and functional blocks, read-only
memories, non-volatile memory, read-write memories

Techniques for synthesis of logic networks:
- ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuits)
- Standard Cells
- Programmable Logic Devices:
- Programmable Logic Array (PLA). Programmable Array of Logic(PAL);
- Mask Programmable Gate Array (mpga);
- Sea of Gates (SOG);
- Complex Programmable Logic Device (CPLD);
- Field-programmable gate array (FPGA);

Microprocessors, microcontrollers, Digital Signal Processor (DSP)
- architecture
- Input/Output Ports (I/O Ports)
- Memory Organization
- Counters and Timers
- serial ports

an outline on the architecture of the PLC

Full programme

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- J.M. Rabaey, A. Chandrakasan, B. Nikolic, "Digital Integrated Circuits, a
Design Perspective", Prentice Hall, second edition
- Paolo Spirito, “Elettronica digitale”, McGraw-Hill

Teaching methods

traditional classroom lessons

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral discussion.

Other information

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