Introduction to Digital Logic
John Tuman, P.E.
This two PDH credit class provides a primer in digital logic design. Although most modern logic design in now achieved with computerized methods this course covers the essential building blocks upon which modern techniques were developed. The class introduces the core logical operations and demonstrates elementary methods to design logic circuits to achieve a desired function. The course also examines the key differences between CMOS and TTL technologies and covers basic design principles.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
This course provides a concise overview of digital logic design. For those already familiar with logic design the course will serve as review, for those new to the topic the course will serve as an introduction. This course has no prerequisite class; however a basic understanding of Boolean algebra may be helpful.
Benefit to Attendees
Attendee of this course will be able to develop simple logic circuits to achieve a designed logical operation. The attendee will recognize schematic representations of logical operators and be able to identify integrated circuit types and logic family and sub-family types by their identifying numbers. The attendee will achieve a basic appreciation for fundamental design concepts like propagation delay, fan-out and power dissipation.
Implementation of logic circuits has evolved over many years, from its origins in open and closed mechanical contacts, to RTL & DTL to the modern BiCMOS, however regardless of technology the underlying logic remains the same. This course will examine perhaps the two most common forms of digital logic technologies TTL and CMOS. The course will introduce basic logic operators and build upon the information to demonstrate how digital logic can be used to accomplish simple but important tasks like binary addition and parity generation.
In this lesson, you are required to download and study the following course content in PDF format:
The course was written as to provide a review of essential digital logic design in two hours or less. Therefore the Course material is presented in a concise manner suitable for the online PDH achievement regardless of engineering discipline.