Carnegie Mellon University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Course Information

18-240: Structure and Design of Digital Systems

Units:

12

Description:

This course introduces basic issues in design and verification of modern digital systems. Topics include Boolean algebra, digital number systems and computer arithmetic, combinational logic design and simplification, sequential logic design and optimization, register-transfer design of digital systems, basic processor organization and instruction set issues, assembly language programming and debugging, and a hardware description language. Emphasis is on the fundamentals: the levels of abstraction and hardware description language methods that allow designers to cope with hugely complex systems, and connections to practical hardware implementation problems. Students will use computer-aided digital design software and actual hardware implementation laboratories to learn about real digital systems.
3 hr. lec., 1 hr. rec., 3 hr. lab.

Prerequisite: 18-100
Corequisite: 21-127

Last Modified: 2018-11-02 3:49PM

Current session:

This course is currently being offered.

Semesters offered:

  • Spring 2019
  • Fall 2018
  • Spring 2018
  • Fall 2017
  • Spring 2017
  • Fall 2016
  • Spring 2016
  • Fall 2015
  • Spring 2015
  • Fall 2014
  • Spring 2014
  • Fall 2013
  • Spring 2013
  • Fall 2012
  • Spring 2012
  • Fall 2011
  • Spring 2011
  • Fall 2010
  • Spring 2010
  • Fall 2009
  • Spring 2009
  • Fall 2008
  • Spring 2008
  • Fall 2007
  • Spring 2007
  • Fall 2006
  • Spring 2006
  • Fall 2005
  • Spring 2005
  • Fall 2004