FEKT-BPA-DELAcad. year: 2020/2021
The course is an introduction to digital technology. Students will get acquainted with the basic division of digital circuits and Boolean algebra. The first part of the course is devoted to the design of combinational logic circuits, forms of their notation and implementation. The course follows the issue of sequential synchronous circuits. Individual elements of digital technology are also described using VHDL, which will allow students to gain practical experience with Hardware Description Language.
Offered to foreign students
Of all faculties
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The graduate of the course will learn:
* The basics of digital circuits and combinational logic
* The principles of sequential logic and finite state machines
* Writing code in VHDL
* Designing testbenches
* Designing FPGA logic
The course is designed for students with knowledge of the basics of electronic components, passive and semiconductor circuits.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
ASHENDEN, Peter J. The designer's guide to VHDL. 3rd ed. Boston: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, c2008. ISBN 9780120887859. (EN)
CHU, Pong P. FPGA prototyping by VHDL examples: Xilinx MicroBlaze MCS SoC. Second edition. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2017. ISBN 978-1119282747. (EN)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Teaching methods include lectures and computer exercises. Students work on VHDL project during the course. All learning materials are available at BUT e-learning and MS Teams.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Grades are broken down as follows: 10% - written test, 8% - computer lab assignments, 22% - VHDL project, 60% - final exam. To pass the course you need to receive a score of 50% or more.
Zkouška z předmětu bude probíhat distančně. / The exam will be passed remotely.
Language of instruction
01 - Introduction to digital systems
02 - Representation and minimization of logic functions
03 - Implementation of logic functions
04 - Hazards in combinational circuits
05 - Written test + Sequential logic circuits
06 - Asynchronous and synchronous counters
07 - Finite state machines
The aim of the course is to present the fundamentals of the impulse and digital devices and to present the practical approaches of combinational, asynchronous, and synchronous systems design using VHDL.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Evaluation of activities is specified by a regulation, which is issued by the lecturer responsible for the course annually.
Classification of course in study plans
- Programme BPC-AUD Bachelor's
specialization AUDB-TECH , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional
- Programme BPC-EKT Bachelor's, any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional
- Programme BPC-IBE Bachelor's, any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional
- Programme BPC-TLI Bachelor's, any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional
- Programme BPA-ELE Bachelor's
specialization BPA-ECT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory