Module Title:Digital Logic
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Students will be assessed by means of Continuous Assessment.
Module Aim: To provide the student with an appreciation for digital logic.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Understand computer representation such as integer, floating point and character.
LO2 Understand fundamental concepts of digital logic design including basic and universal gates.
LO3 Analyze small-scale combinational and sequential circuits.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Data representation
Data representation: Twos complement format; IEEE floating point format, ASCII, EBCDIC and Unicode.
Introduction to digital logic.
Basic gates. Simple sequential circuits.
Boolean axioms and theorems
Identity Property, Idempotent Property, Complement Property De morgans theorem
Half-adder, full adder, 4 bit ripple adder.
Karnaugh Maps
Simplification of logic using K-maps
2-4 decoder, 3-8 decoder
1x2 Multiplexer, 1x4 Multiplexer
Latches and Flip Flops
S-R Latch, D flip flop, J-K flip flop
7 segment display
Illustrate the logic behind a 7 segment display
2 bit counter, 3 bit counter
1 bit memory, 4 x 4 memory
SAP-1 computer
Overview of SAP-1 computer
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other In class and/or in lab continuous assessment 1,2,3 100.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Laboratory 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 4.33
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCSOF_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Software Development 3 Mandatory
CW_KCSOF_D Bachelor of Science in Software Development 3 Mandatory
CW_KCCOM_C Higher Certificate in Science in Computing Programming 3 Mandatory