ECE 331: Digital System Design

Spring 2014

Course Information

Time: Tuesday / Thursday, 9:00 - 10:15am
Location: Innovation Hall, Room 105
Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in PHYS 260 and 261.
Corequisites: ECE 332 - Digital Logic Design Lab.
Textbook: "Fundamentals of Digital Logic with VHDL Design", 3rd Edition.
by Stephen Brown and Zvonko Vranesic.
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-352953-0
Instructor: Dr. Craig Lorie (Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 3221)
Email: clorie [at]
Office Hours: Tuesday, 5:00 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Thursday, 5:00 - 6:00pm
TA: Bilal Habib
TA Email: bhabib [at]
TA Office Hours: Wednesday, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 3505
Wednesday, 12:00 - 1:00pm
Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 3204
TA: Yamini Ravishankar
TA Email: yravisha [at]
TA Office Hours: Wednesday, 9:00 - 11:00am
Thursday, 9:00 - 11:00am
Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 3203

Course Description

Covers principles of digital logic and digital system design and implementation in VHDL. Topics include number systems; Boolean algebra; analysis, design, and minimization of combinational logic circuits; analysis and design of synchronous and asynchronous finite state machines; and introduction to VHDL and behavioral modeling of combinational and sequential circuits.