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.

Prerequisites: 18-100

Last Modified: 2021-12-06 9:18AM

Current session:

This course is currently being offered.

Semesters offered:

  • Spring 2022
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2021
  • Fall 2020
  • Spring 2020
  • Fall 2019
  • 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