House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

CETT-1349-01 (Digital Systems)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorPeeler, Bobby Wilson
Phone(409) 984-6420
Business and Technology
Chair:Michael Trahan
Telephone:(409) 984-6378
Hours:M:10:00-1:00; Tues: 10:30-11:00; Wed: 10:00-11:00 &12:00-1:00; Thurs:10:30-11:00; Friday: 8:00-12:00
Building:Student Center (PAMP)
Room #:411
Course Information
Course ID #10270
Course Subject-Number-SectionCETT-1349-01
Course TitleDigital Systems
Course Description A course in electronics covering digital systems. Emphasis on application and troubleshooting digital systems.
Course Prerequisites Cett-1325 Digital Fundamentals

Cett-1303 DC Circuits

Cett-1305 AC Circuits

Required Textbooks The Science of Digital Electronics and lab manual by Floyd and Buchla
Learning Objectives Describe the BCD and ASCII code

Describe three common types of decoders and a basic encoder

Explain how multiplexers and demultiplexers work

Describe decoder, encoder, and data selector ICs.

Analyze and troubleshoot faults in decoders, encoders, and data selectors

Describe the operation of the S-R latch, and two types of gated latches.

Explain edge-triggering and describe the operation of the D flip-flop

Describe the operation of the J-K flip-flop and the one-shot and its operation.

Describe some latch and flip-flop ICs and analyze them for faulty operation.

Count with binary numbers, describe the operation of a binary counter and explain frequency division.

Describe the operation of decade counters and explain cascaded counters.

Explain how a counter is decoded.

Understand the basic operation of a digital clock

Describe two specific IC counters and troubleshoot basic faults.

Identify the basic types of data movement and storage capacity in shift registers.

Explain how serial in/serial out and serial in/parallel out shift registers operate.

Explain how parallel in/serial out and parallel in/parallel out shift registers operate

Describe the operation of a bidirectional shift register.

Discuss several IC shift registers

Discuss the applications of shift registers

Describe the basic concepts of a PLD and discuss some major types

Explain the structure of programmable array logic

Explain the basics of generic array logic

Describe the process of progrmming a PLD

Discuss how VHDL is used to program a PLD to perform a specified logic function

Major Assignments This course will cover chapters six through nine in the text and a major test will be given at the end of each one, approximately every two or three weeks.

Labs will be assigned each day to enhance the lecture.

There will be daily quizzes to check for comprehension.

Discussion Topics Discussion topics are: binary codes, data logic, latches, flip-flops, timers, counters,shift registers and programmable logic
Attendance Policy Students may be dropped after five unexcused absences.
Determination of Final Grade There will be approximately six major tests including the comprehensive final exam with makeup tests during the last week of school. Labs will be assigned each day, written and performance, with no makeup labs. Early departure without completing all assignments is an incomplete lab for no credit. Two labs will be excused. After two, the lab grade will be reduced by three points per lab for incomplete labs. The quiz average is a test grade and the homework average is a test grade. The homework grade is reduced by 5 points per day when turned in late. The average of all test grades is the course grade. Disturbance in class is a 1 point deduction from the final grade, per incidence, and includes but is not limited to: cell phones ringing, text messages, talking without permission and other disrespectful behavior.
Final Exam Date May 12, 2011 - 8:00 AM
Campus Policies
Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

* Treated with dignity and respect;

* Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

* Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

 College Grading Scale

Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)


 Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated.  Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.  These policies will be strictly enforced.


 Facility  Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.


 Special Considerations

         The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.

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