Course detail

Logical circuits and systems

FEKT-BPC-LOSAcad. year: 2021/2022

This subject gives a broader view on logic systems and their theoretical base (e. g. the morelevel logic and its advantages and disadvantages). A set of themes connected with applications of logic systems in control, in steering of measuring systems, in data acquisition and processing as well as the additional problems like the rise and suppression of disturbance will be discussed. To these themes belong also the design of non-standard logic elements and circuits, the problematics of coding and its use for the safety of data tramission and data storing, the use of the large-scale integration circuits like there are the semiconductor memories, programmable logic arrays and their programming and the auxiliary circuits for microprocessors.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student reaches a narrow contact with the digital techniques, with its theoretical base and with the technical means of its practical use.


Knowledge at the secondary school level. Work in the laboratory is conditioned by a valid qualification of a "trained worker" according to decree 50/1978 Coll. This qualification students must obtain before the start of teaching. Information on this qualification is given in the Dean's Directive Familiarization of students with safety regulations.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Perrin J., P., Denouette M., Daclin E.: Systémes logiques 1, 2, Dunod, Paris, 1970, český překlad Logické systémy 1, 2, SNTL, Praha, 1972
Frištacký N.: Logické systémy, SNTL, Praha, 1986
Friedman A., D., Menon P., R.: Theory and Design of Switching Circuits, Computer Science Press, Inc., 1975, český překlad Teorie a návrh logických obvodů, SNTL, Praha, 1983
Bout, D.V.: Pragmatic Logic Design With Xilinx Foundation 2.1i. XESS Corporation, WWW vydání.
Chang, K.C.: Digital Design and Modeling with VHDL and Synthesis, IEEE Computer Society Press, 1997
4.Bout, D.V.: Pragmatic Logic Design With Xilinx Foundation 2.1i. XESS Corporation, WWW vydání.
1.Chang, K.C.: Digital Design and Modeling with VHDL and Synthesis, IEEE Computer Society Press, 1997
Pinker, J. Poupa, M: Číslicové systémy a jazyk VHDL. 2006, ISBN 80-7300-198-5.
Kolouch, J.: Programovatelné logické obvody - Přednášky [Skriptum FEKT VUT v Brně] Brno 2005
Malý, M.: Data, čipy, procesory, CZ.NIC, 1.vydání, 2020. ISBN: 978-80-88168-53-9. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include lecture, numeric laboratories and practical laboratories. Student have to write 8 laboratory tasks.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Up to 30 points for the submission of elaborated theoretical preparations for laboratory tasks and a demonstration of the functional implementation of the practical jobs of each task on the laboratory equipment. The condition for granting the credit is the submission of the elaborated theoretical preparations of all tasks and obtaining at least 18 points for the functional implementation of the mandatory practical job of each task.

Up to 70 points for the final written exam.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Boolean algebra.
2. Reduction methods: Karnaugh maps.
3. Reduction methods: Qiune-McCluskey tabular method
4.Analysis of logic networks behaviour, signal races, hazards.
5. Adder, multiplexer, demultiplexer, decoder.
6. Asynchronous networks, latches and flip-flops.
7. Sequential logic networks.
8. State machines and their representations.
9. VHDL Language
10. Data types, VHDL commands
11. Combination a Sequential circuits, State automats.
12 Testing and functional simulation.


To enlarge and to fulfil them by the knowledge of the design, construction, testing and practical use.
To give the students the knowledge of syntax and semantics of hardware description language VHDL
VHDL for modelling, simulation and synthesis complex digital syystems.
Programming techniques in XILINX ISE
NEXYS demoboard.

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 BPC-AMT Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 7 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer