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									                                    Purdue University
                    Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
                       ECET 10900 – Digital Fundamentals
         Read me!                                     Fall 2010

 Instructor:             Prof. Neal Widmer                                 Phone:    49-47487 (office)
                         Office: Knoy 155
                         Office Hours: posted on web and office door       e-mail:

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Digital Fundamentals Class 2, lab. 3, cr. 3.
This course introduces basic gate and flip-flop logic devices and their application in combinational and sequential digital
circuits. Topics include decoders, displays, encoders, multiplexers, demultiplexers, registers, and counters. Logic circuit
analysis, implementation of circuits using standard IC chips or programmable logic devices, circuit testing and
troubleshooting are emphasized.

The School of Technology of Purdue University is nationally recognized as one of the leading technology
schools in the nation. The EET degree from Purdue University that you wish to earn carries this reputation
with it.

The Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) program requires significant and steady effort to achieve
success. If you are a first semester freshman, you will typically find that college requires significantly more
studying than previously required. Keep up with your assignments and quickly learn to manage your time;
otherwise, the academic work will snowball and you will quickly find yourself in an extremely uncomfortable,
if not impossible, position. To assist you in developing good academic habits, this introductory course is
designed for students to be accountable for academic work in the forms of quizzes, tests, homework, and lab
reports on a frequent, regular basis. If you ever get behind….CONTACT YOUR INSTRUCTOR FOR HELP
Fall 2010 ECET 10900 SYLLABUS                              -2-

                                                    ECET 10900
                                                Digital Fundamentals

                                           Learning Outcome Objectives

After completing this course, the student should be able to:
   1. Describe, test, & troubleshoot combinational logic circuits using current technology.
   2. Analyze the theoretical operation of given combinational & sequential logic circuits.
   3. Describe combinational logic circuits for specified applications using Boolean algebra, Truth
       tables, Timing diagrams, Logic Diagrams, and Hardware Description Languages
   4. Convert between binary, hexadecimal, BCD, & decimal numbers.
   5. Describe and apply combinational logic blocks in various circuit applications.
   6. Describe and apply counter blocks in specified sequential circuit applications.
   7. Implement circuit designs using appropriate technology.
   8. Use computer software to describe, simulate, and synthesize logic circuits using
       programmable logic devices.

TEXT, Course Packet, and other materials – REQUIRED:
Text :             R.J. Tocci , N.S. Widmer, G.L. Moss Digital Systems – Principles and Applications, 11th edition
Clicker:           Available at bookstores.
Lecture notes/labs Available at University Bookstore.`
Lab Manual :       G.L. Moss A Design Approach to accompany Digital Systems 11th ed. Available at University
DE-1 Board:        Must order on-line during week 1 using a CREDIT CARD (not a debit card). Orders must be
                   placed before Friday at 5:30 of the second week of the semester. The cost is $75.00 MAKE
                   directly to Purdue and must be picked up within 3 weeks of arrival or you forfeit ownership.
3-ring binder:     A 2” or 2.5” 3-ring binder with at least 5 divider tabs. See later section of this course syllabus for
                   required usage.

     a. Engineering Problems Paper 5 divisions per inch (one acceptable example is ‘National Brand, Item No. 42-
         389, Green grid, 200 sheets)
EXAMS:    Examinations are closed notes, closed books, and open mind unless the instructor announces a different
         scheme for any particular examination. THERE ARE NO MAKE-UP EXAMS. Exams not taken as
         scheduled will receive a grade of 0.
         It is recognized that unusual and unexpected circumstances do occur from time-to-time in peoples’ lives that
         are beyond your control. If you miss an exam and you believe this has happened to you, see your instructor.
         Your situation may or may not be judged to be “unusual, unexpected, or beyond your control.” If your
         instructor grants your excuse, you will receive a score that is the average of your other test scores.
         Three 50-minute examinations are scheduled.

QUIZZES: Very short quizzes may be given at the beginning, throughout, or end of lecture sessions using CLICKERS.
The quiz is intended to test the type of problems in recent lectures, the textbook examples over that subject area, and the
homework problems to be completed by that day. THERE ARE NO MAKE-UP QUIZZES. Quizzes not taken in class
due to absence of your body or your clicker in class will be assigned a score of 0.
Fall 2010 ECET 10900 SYLLABUS                             -3-

HOMEWORK: Homework must be done on the plain side of engineering problems paper unless instructed otherwise.
          Note that if you lay one sheet on top of another, you are able to see the grid lines and use them as guides
          to draw your circuits. Homework, when it is called for, must be turned in at the beginning of class on
          the due date. LATE HOMEWORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. See separate handout for
          standards required for completed homework

FINAL EXAM: A two-hour (2-hour), comprehensive final exam will be given. Its schedule will be determined and
            announced later in the semester by Purdue's department of Space and Resource Management.

LABORATORY: See the "ECET 10900 Laboratory Syllabus" for a detailed description of the laboratory component of
            the course. A student must earn a passing grade in ECET 10900 lab and also in ECET 10900 lecture to
            receive a passing grade for ECET 10900.

                 All laboratory experiments and the lab practical must be performed and all laboratory
                 reports must be submitted. Any absence from lab that is not made up or unsubmitted lab
                 report by end of semester will cause your course grade to be lowered by 1 letter. Contact
                 your instructor immediately if you miss a lab. Your lab grade will be determined by the
                 degree of completion, quality of your work and quality of your lab report.

HELP SESSION:        Group HELP SESSIONS outside of normally scheduled class may (based on your interest) be
                     offered from time to time throughout the semester. Students are encouraged to participate in these
                     help sessions and to seek individual assistance throughout the semester as needed.

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY is not tolerated. Students involved in any form of cheating will receive a “0” for
                                that particular assignment as a minimum penalty and the Dean of Students will be
                                notified. Further grade reductions (including failure) may be incurred based on
                                the severity of the offense as judged by your instructor. The Dean of Students may
                                take further disciplinary action as stated in the University Regulations handbook.
                                A second offense will result in failure of the class.

Cheating Policy:          READ THIS

    Students are encouraged to work together and learn from each other. However, cheating in any form on
    exams, quizzes, or homework, lab reports, or copying of laboratory code or files will not be tolerated. Each
    student must completely produce his or her own computer files. You may NOT work together and
    then submit work from the same file. You may NOT cut and paste pieces of other people’s files to make up
    your own. You may NOT modify someone else’s file and submit it as yours. It is not acceptable to:

    Obtain another student’s work and copy it, submit it or modify it to pass as your own.
    Work as a group and then all turn in (or come to lab with) a modified common computer file.
    Position your body such that you could be copying answers from another student’s test.
    Allow your eyes to wander around the room or sneak a peak in another student’s direction.
    Use any kind of device to communicate with anyone during and exam in class or lab.
You are far better off to take a low grade on work you cannot complete and then get help rather than to plagiarize work in
an attempt to score points without understanding it. Consider the cost before you cheat. It is NOT(!) worth the risk.
Fall 2010 ECET 10900 SYLLABUS                            -4-

PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT is expected of all class members. Safety infractions, academic dishonesty, or
                                behavioral problems could lead to dismissal from and failure of the course.
                                Harassment or showing disrespect to your classmates or instructors will be not
                                be tolerated and will be dealt with according to University Regulations.

DISABLING CONDITIONS            Any student who, because of a disabling condition, may require special
                                arrangements in order to meet course requirements should contact the instructor
                                by the third week of the semester to make necessary accommodations. Students
                                who do not contact the instructor by the third week of class, or as soon as they
                                know they have a disabling condition, forfeit their rights to special
                                accommodations. Students must work with the Dean of Students Office in
                                order to receive special accommodations for this course.

COMPUTER USAGE       This course requires that you use ECET and ITaP computing facilities. The use of these facilities is
                     based largely on an honor system. While most students respect the facilities, a few do not. Hence,
                     you are being put on notice that your access to these computing resources is a privilege and that
                     abuse of these resources will result in the removal of your access to them. In addition, for any
                     computer-related action taken by you that may be deemed as being unprofessional, compromising,
                     or unlawful, and which uses an ECET or School of Technology account or has any references to
                     ECET of the School of Technology in any way, even remotely, you will receive a grade of F for
                     the course, and the Dean of Students’ Office will be notified so that they can take further
                     disciplinary action. As an illustrative example, inappropriate use of facilities includes, but is not
                     limited to, sending harassing or threatening e-mail, posting information electronically that is
                     harassing, threatening, or compromises the dignity of Purdue, the School of Technology, the
                     faculty, or fellow students. Inappropriate or offensive images (as judged by your instructor or
                     peers) on your screen are unacceptable and you may be required to remove them.

E-MAIL               You may not know it, but you already have a Purdue e-mail account! Please see hand out for
                     further details to activate your account.
                     You are expected to check your e-mail account regularly for course information.

INTERNET             Information about this course is stored on the WEB. Check it regularly.
                     If you are a School of Technology (SOT) student, you have an SOT account. You will
                     need to activate it to use SOT computers. If you are not an SOT student, then you must
                     advise your instructor of this. A temporary SOT account will be activated for you.

                     "Students are expected to be present for every meeting of classes in which they are
                     Regular attendance is critical to your success in this course. Research has shown that the
                     number one factor for course success is regular class attendance and participation, whether
                     it’s kindergarten or college.

3-Ring binder: Use this binder for various materials that pertain to this course. Print your name and ECET 10900 on
           the front cover or label. It must contain tabbed dividers (or an equivalent system) labeled as follows:
           Course information, Quizzes, Homework, Exams, and Labs - completed. The first Page (before the
           first tab) must be the course schedule. You may, of course, add additional dividers as you wish.
Fall 2010 ECET 10900 SYLLABUS                             -5-

               Binders must be handed in for grading at each lab practical. Grading criteria can be found on the last page
               of this document.

Course grading: QUIZZES:                                        10%
                HOMEWORK:                                       10%
                TESTS:                                          36%
                FINAL EXAM:                                     15%
                3-RING BINDER:                                   4%        Must pass lecture

                 LAB EXPERIMENTS(13):                           15%         - must complete all experiments
                 LAB PRACTICAL (1):                             10%         Must pass lab

COURSE GRADE          The final course letter grade will be assigned based on the above accumulation of points as
                     follows. However, it is further required that a student pass both the lecture and the lab to pass the

                                   90.0%         through        100%       =      A
                                   80.0%         to             90%        =      B
                                   70.0%         to             80%        =      C
                                   60.0%         to             70%        =      D
                                      0%         to             60%        =      F

    You must earn a passing grade of at least 60% in the lecture portion of the course and
    also in the laboratory portion of the course to pass the course. A grade of less than 60%
    in either lecture or lab earns a course grade of “F”.

                 Your scores will not be adjusted to fit a “normal” bell curve. If your score is in the ranges above, you
                 will receive the grade shown. However, your instructor may lower the minimum percentage required
                 for each letter grade in order to adjust for things like labs or exams that required more time than was
                 available. In other words an 89% may be an A but a 90% will never be a B. The amount of this
                 adjustment is at the discretion of your instructor.

Emergencies           In the event of a major campus emergency, course requirements, deadlines and
                     grading percentages are subject to changes that may be necessitated by a revised
                     semester calendar or other circumstances. Here are ways to get information about
                     changes in this course. ECET 10900 Course web page
                     (, my email
           , and my office phone: 49-47487.
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                                                        ECET 10900
3-ring binder grading

                          Name _______________________________________
                          Lab Division ___________

Criteria                                                               Deduction             Total Deductions

Student name & ECET 10900 not on outside of binder                     - 5 each              ______

No tabs for:                                                             –5 each             ______
Course information (Course Syllabus, Lab syllabus, Parts list, Pinout sheets)
Labs Completed

Schedule of course topics not first in notebook or                     -5                    ______
material not placed after Tabbed divider

Tab label(s) sloppy writing or no writing                              up to –3 each         ______

Significant material missing from Tab section                          -5 each               ______
   ( e.g. Course syllabus not present in its Tab section)

Have papers but not in proper section                                  -3 each section       ______
 (e.g., lab reports in front pocket instead of in Labs section)

Appearance of notebook                                               up to –10               ______
       Neatly labeled (Computer generated, professionally applied)
       No disgusting residue on cover (coke, bar code stickers, mystery substance, etc)
       Pages all fit into the binder and it works (big enough)
       Pages not bulging out
       Instructor likes it

                                              Total points deduct from 100:               ______

                                                                     Score:               ______


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