Elements of Digital Logic
|Elements of Digital Logic is a
hands-on introductory Logic course that is relevant for today's student.
The course covers: basic, combinational, sequential logic, problem
solving methods and solution design. Along the way, the student is
exposed to: simple DC circuit theory, schematic symbols, number systems,
simple BASIC Stamp 2 programs.
Chapters 1-4 are based on the Parallax Logic Simulator software. Here,
students gain an understanding of logic concepts, gate operation, type
of signals, and truth tables. A familiarity of where the inputs and
outputs are relative to each device helps minimize the possibility of
wiring errors on the hardware.
Chapters 5-9 are based upon the Parallax Digital Trainer and exposes the
students to more complex logic elements and concepts. The derivations of
logic elements and design solutions of simple logical problems are
covered using Boolean Algebra as a tool.
Chapter 9 is the projects chapter with the BASIC Stamp 2 (not included).
Each project is implemented three times: in hardware, in software, and
as a hybrid. After critiquing the hardware and software approach, the
hybrid is designed to exploit the strong points of each previous
Successful completion of this course gives the student two possible
methods of solving real-world problems. Also, the student would possess
the skills necessary to derive the most correct solution for the
problem. The hands-on approach of this course produces a confident
student possessing practical problem solving skills.
This course is designed for a lab-style environment, lending itself well
to a class where students work in pairs. Appendices are provided as
reference material so that this book may "stand alone" for
The Digital Trainer Board is included in the parts kit(#28159-$79) and
in the parts and text kit(#28201-$99). At the bare minimum, you will
need the Elements of Digital Logic parts kit, power supply, and serial
cable to complete the experiments in Chapters 5-8. For Chapter 9, you
will need the preceding items and a BASIC Stamp 2 (sold separately).
up of Digital Logic Trainer Board
of Digital Logic Text v1.0 (.pdf)
Software Small Install (378 KB)(.zip)
Software Large Install (3.65MB)(.zip)
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