Course detail

Digital integrated circuits

FEKT-NDISAcad. year: 2015/2016

Distribution, forming and delaying of pulse signals. Electronic switches. Comparators and flipflops. Function generators. Principles and classification of digital circuits. Combinational and sequential digital circuits. Principles of programmable digital systems. Basic families of digital circuits (TTL, CMOS), rules for their use. Realization and functional verification of the circuits using modular system, computer aided simulation of analog and digital systems.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student is able to:
- Explain and design a digital system, implement basic combinational logic circuits;
- Apply the principles of designing digital circuits and systems;
- List the basic properties and types of digital circuits in a variety of technologies;
- Perform basic design of the generator rectangular oscillations;
- Describe the advantages and disadvantages of displays (LCD, OLED, plasma) and apply it to the design of electronic systems;
- Characterize the basic properties of memory circuits, categorize and explain the advantages and disadvantages of each type;
- Describe the various phenomena that are important for the activity of the transistor with floating gate memory with EPROM, FLASH and EEPROM;
- Describe the differences between the various methods of processing analog signals, characterize the advantages and disadvantages of each type of AD and DA converters;
- Is familiar with the basics of programmable logic devices and the VHDL language, can create simple applications of these circuits;


The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

WAKERLY, J.F.: Digital design - principles and practices. Prentice Hall, 2001, ISBN 0-13-089896-1
BALCH, M.: Complete digital design. McGraw-Hill, 2003, ISBN 0-07-140927-0

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include lectures and practical laboratories.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for completion of a course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to make students familiar with digital integrated circuits and their blocks, with the use of laboratory instruments and with computer methods of simulation and analysis of digital circuits.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-MN Master's

    branch MN-EVM , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional interdisciplinary
    branch MN-MEL , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer